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Terrestrial Snail

Indrella ampulla

Description:

A very bright red snail, found on a bush in wet tropical forest. 1.5 inches long. Endemic to the Western Ghats of India.

Habitat:

Tropical forest during monsoon in the Western Ghats of Kerala, India

Notes:

Indrella ampulla is a species of tropical terrestrial air-breathing gastropod mollusk in the family Ariophantidae. This is the type species of the monotypic genus Indrella, which is endemic to the Western Ghats of India. This is the only species in the genus Indrella, however the animal color is polymorphic: the visible soft parts of the snail can be various colors, including red and pale yellow.

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bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago
Terrestrial Snail
Indrella ampulla Indrella ampulla


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5 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks Ashley...

AshleyT
AshleyT 4 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!

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

Thanks for the Favs, I couldn't believe the colour of this snail when I saw it...

pamsai
pamsai 4 years ago

thanks bayucca. Nice to see you again. Been busy out in the field.

bayucca
bayucca 4 years ago

Ariophantidae, Indrella ampulla.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Snail...

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 4, 2015
Submitted on Nov 14, 2015

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