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Terrestrial snail

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Rotten wood

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6 Comments

SRoot
SRoot 9 years ago

...and H. pomatia is only a European snail.

SRoot
SRoot 9 years ago

No... Not Helix. The pic may be deceiving. My snail is about 5mm across and flattened. It is Xolotrema.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

@sroot.
According to this chart,this definitely is a Helix
http://www.petsnails.co.uk/documents/spe...
We have beautiful snails out here and I am looking for a snail expert.
Same species can have a different colored body and a different colored shell ,other things remainig the same.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

usually Helix Pomatia are found in regions with limestone/ We have a lot of limestone and a lot of Helix pomatias too.

SRoot
SRoot 9 years ago

No... No limestone whatsoever. Is there usually a link between available calcium and the number of whorls? I thought it was just an indicator of age?

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Looks like the shell has five whorls. Do you have limestone in the soil?

SRoot
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SRoot

Louisiana, USA

Spotted on Nov 12, 2011
Submitted on Nov 12, 2011

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