|A live but retracted individual of Otala lactea|
Otala lactea, common names, the milk snail, or Spanish snail, is a large, edible species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae the typical snails. Archaeological recovery at the Volubilis illustrates prehistoric exploitation of O. lactea by humans.
Synonyms include Helix lactea and Iberus alonensis.
- Taxonomy for Species Otala lactea
- Man and Mollusc's Data Base of Edible Molluscs
- C. Michael Hogan, Volubilis, The Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham (2007)
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