Xerocrassa seetzeni

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Xerocrassa seetzeni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Hygromiidae
Genus: Xerocrassa
Species: X. seetzeni
Binomial name
Xerocrassa seetzeni
(Pfeiffer, 1847)[1]
Synonyms

Trochoidea seetzenii (Charpentier, 1847)[2] Helix seetzenii Pfeiffer, 1847[3]

Xerocrassa seetzeni is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.

Distribution[edit]

Xerocrassa seetzeni is native to the Near East region, from Syria to northern Saudi Arabia.[3]

In the area of the Negev desert in Israel, investigated by Yom-Tov (1970), Xerocrassa seetzeni was the most common snail species.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeiffer L. 1847. Diagnosen neuer Heliceen. Zeitschrift für Malakozoologie 4: 12-16. Cassel.
  2. ^ a b Yom-Tov Y. 1970. The Effect of Predation on Population Densities of Some Desert Snails. Ecology, September 1970, Vol. 51, No. 5: pp. 907-911.
  3. ^ a b Welter Schultes, F. "Species summary for Xerocrassa seetzeni". AnimalBase. SUB Göttingen. Retrieved 28 July 2014.