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Striped Snail

Cepaea vindobonensis

Description:

Cepaea is a genus of medium-sized air-breathing land snails. The shells of species within this genus are often brightly colored and patterned with stripes.

Habitat:

Among shrubs, in open lands and rocky slopes, plains, warm hills, and vegetated valley slopes.

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Striped Snail
Cepaea Cepaea


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2 Comments

iPhotography
iPhotography 7 years ago

Thank you very much for your info Annika! Yes I think this species must be the Cepaea Vindobonensis. For more info on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cepaea_vind...

Thank you again for helping me ID this species! :)

Annika
Annika 7 years ago

This snail might be Monacha spp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monacha (in your region), Cepaea spp. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cepaea http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Catego... (not in your region but the descriptions fit better), or Theba pisana http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theba_pisan... (description and location match). Any suggestions?

This site was helpful as well: http://www.idtools.org/id/mollusc/tool_u...

iPhotography
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iPhotography

رشت, گيلان‎, Iran

Spotted on Aug 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 13, 2013

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