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Amazon Land Snail, Labyrinth Land Snail

Labyrinthus sp.


This is an air-breathing land snail with a strangely structured aperture that gives it its name, Labyrinthus. Some of the species apertures are even more deeply notched. I wonder what function they serve.This shell is about 1¾" across and about ¾" high, dark brown with a white line girdling its widest point.


This labyrinth snail and an apple snail were found at the verge of a manmade pond in the rainforest along the Amazon River.


I included my sketch because it clarifies the structure in the mouth of the shell.

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Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.53, Long: -72.28

Spotted on Dec 26, 2010
Submitted on Feb 1, 2016


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