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Indian Red Snail

Indrella ampulla


These snails are common throughout the western ghats and can be seen in large numbers during the monsoons feasting on the fungi/mushroom that grows on the dead/living tree. It is native species and found only in the western ghats of India. These are one of the largest snails in India. Unlike the invasive species of snails these snails donot destroy the plants instead as i said earlier will feed on fungi, thereby protecting the trees form parasitic fungi. These are snails bright red in color and rarely can be seen in pale yellowish red color.


Moist tree trunks, dead wood where bracket fungi has grown.

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macro.artist 6 years ago


Beautiful! Congrats for being nominated for SOTW!

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Great spotting.. congrats!!!

KarthikAk 8 years ago

Thank you friends :)

Fyn Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

armadeus.4 8 years ago

Now that is a beautiful snail! Thank you for sharing :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Absolutely beautiful Karthik - good job ! The information you've given makes the spotting outstanding. Thanks for sharing this.

doreen.chambers.14 8 years ago

Yes just lovely I agree with Emily

EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Gosh is that beautiful!

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Mar 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 11, 2015

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