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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.
Lat: 12.94, Long: 77.62
Spotted on Mar 11, 2015
Submitted on Mar 11, 2015
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