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Decollate Snail

Rumina decollata

Description:

A medium-sized predatory land snail. The shell of the decollate snail is long and roughly cone-shaped. It grows to approximately 40 mm in length, and upon reaching mature size, grinds or chips off the end of its own shell by moving its body roughly against hard surfaces, so that the shell takes on a decollate shape, tapering to a blunt end.

Habitat:

Several were on a cement bike and jogging path. Only found two still alive.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 6, 2013
Submitted on Oct 7, 2013

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