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Land snail or semi-slug

Plutonia lamarckii

Description:

Looks like a land snail with an under developed shell. Beautiful glossy brownish snail with delicate greenish patterns on the shell!

Notes:

Found it on the trekking trail (Triund, Himachal Pradesh, India).


6 Comments

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Thanks again, martinl. Think I'll go with it, though I could not find one that resembles more.

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

:) Thanks so much for the lead, martinl. I could track it to 'Semi-slug' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semi-slug.
http://www.molluscs.at/gastropoda/terres...
I found this on the mountains, close to wet leaves and rocks.
Looking at Plutonia lamarckii........

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

HA!!! A cross between a snail and slug. Fascinating evolutionary link. Some call it a snug =)

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Thanks for viewing, Emma :)

surekha
surekha 7 years ago

Not sure, Emma! It is possible as it was found on the rocks lying on the trekking track. It was also soft, so it could be growing.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Do you think that it's shell could have been broken?

surekha
Spotted by
surekha

Himachal Pradesh, India

Lat: 32.25, Long: 76.35

Spotted on Jun 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 18, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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