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Indrella ampulla

Indrella ampulla

Description:

Indrella ampulla is a species of tropical terrestrial air-breathing gastropod mollusk in the family Ariophantidae.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.

Habitat:

This is the type species of the monotypic genus Indrella, which is endemic to the Western Ghats of India.This species lives in wet woodland, i.e. tropical rainforest.

Notes:

I see them around during monsoon.

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59 Comments (1–25)

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

namitha,AnoopPBhaskar,LuisStevens,alina.mauna Kunzah .. Thank you, all for your nice thoughts and comments :)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Interesting textures in this photo.

alina
alina 7 years ago

amazing!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 7 years ago

Incredible spotting!

AnoopPBhaskar
AnoopPBhaskar 7 years ago

Wow the colors!!

namitha
namitha 7 years ago

Spectacular shot Anjali.

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

welcome! :)

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

U1151994.. Thank you :)

Uday
Uday 7 years ago

wonderful!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 7 years ago

patty, Thank you! Its always a delight to see this mollusk in the wild and I'm glad you liked the photographs... chebeague2.. Thank you! :)

chebeague2
chebeague2 7 years ago

woooooooooooooow So cool!!!

patty
patty 7 years ago

What a wonderful gastropod mollusk! Lovely snail and pictures Anjali =)

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Vipin, Joao.. Thank you for the wonderful comments..

João Mourão
João Mourão 8 years ago

trully amazing animal

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 8 years ago

Excellent..!!!
Very beautiful snail...

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

IgCostaNut.. Thankyou..

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 8 years ago

Simply Lovely!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Thanks, Romesh..

Romesh
Romesh 8 years ago

Never seen this kind before. A great shot.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

AliShiekh, Thank you...

AliShiekh
AliShiekh 8 years ago

thats beautiful!!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Sachin, Daniele ... Thank you :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 8 years ago

Congratulations Anjali! Beautiful organism...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations Anjali,,,

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Thank you, StianWaaler...

AnjaliAnantharam
Spotted by
AnjaliAnantharam

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Sep 28, 2011
Submitted on Nov 28, 2011

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