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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 9 years ago

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

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 years ago

Interesting textures in this photo.

alina
alina 9 years ago

amazing!!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 9 years ago

Incredible spotting!

AnoopPBhaskar
AnoopPBhaskar 9 years ago

Wow the colors!!

namitha
namitha 9 years ago

Spectacular shot Anjali.

Uday
Uday 10 years ago

welcome! :)

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

U1151994.. Thank you :)

Uday
Uday 10 years ago

wonderful!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 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 10 years ago

woooooooooooooow So cool!!!

patty
patty 10 years ago

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

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

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

João Mourão
João Mourão 10 years ago

trully amazing animal

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 10 years ago

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

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

IgCostaNut.. Thankyou..

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 10 years ago

Simply Lovely!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Thanks, Romesh..

Romesh
Romesh 10 years ago

Never seen this kind before. A great shot.

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

AliShiekh, Thank you...

AliShiekh
AliShiekh 10 years ago

thats beautiful!!

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Sachin, Daniele ... Thank you :)

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 10 years ago

Congratulations Anjali! Beautiful organism...

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Congratulations Anjali,,,

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 10 years ago

Thank you, StianWaaler...

AnjaliAnantharam
Spotted by
AnjaliAnantharam

India

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

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