CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Molluscs
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
  Violet nerite
Dostia violecea
Family Neritidae


Common in the brackish water of back mangroves, Dostia differs from the Common Nerite in having a black aperture with an orange rim. They are also generally more flattened dorso-ventrally and are smaller in size. Its natural history is poorly understood.

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view of shell from above
Dorsal view of
Dostia violecea
Shell length 1.7 cm
view of shell from below showing foot
Apertural view
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre