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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:

On the path through an urban park.

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2 Comments

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Just discovered these snails when I moved. I had seen the empty shells, so now I know who inhabits them :)

JillBlack
JillBlack 7 years ago

Cool looking shell never seen one like this before

gatorfellows
Spotted by
gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Oct 31, 2013
Submitted on Nov 2, 2013

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