Contributions to Zoology, 81 (2) – 2012

The ecology of shell shape difference in chirally dimorphic snails

Menno Schilthuizen1,2,4,6, Martin Haase3, Kees Koops4, Sylvia M. Looijestijn1,4, Sigrid Hendrikse1,5

1.  Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, P.O. Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

2.  Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Locked Bag 2073, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

3.  Vogelwarte, Zoologisches Institut, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität, Soldmannstrasse 23, D-17489 Greifswald, Germany

4.  Institute for Biology, Leiden University, P.O. Box 9516, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

5.  Department of Ecological Science, Free University, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

6. menno.schilthuizen@ncbnaturalis.nl

Keywords: dispersal,Gastropoda,left-right-asymmetry,Mollusca,niche-differentiation,Southeast-Asia.