Alcadia conuloides

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Alcadia conuloides
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Alcadia conuloides
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Neritimorpha

clade Cycloneritimorpha

Superfamily: Helicinoidea
Family: Helicinidae
Genus: Alcadia
Subgenus: Idesa
Species: A. conuloides
Binomial name
Alcadia conuloides
(Guppy, 1868)[1]
Synonyms[3]
  • Helicina conuloides Guppy, 1868
  • Alcadia (Idesa)? conuloides Baker, 1927[2]

Alcadia conuloides is a species of tropical land snail with an operculum, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Helicinidae.

Taxonomy[edit]

Robert John Lechmere Guppy (1895)[1] considered this species synonymous with the taxon Schrammia schrammia (Crosse, 1872) from Guadeloupe, but that species is larger and higher-spired, and therefore Guppy’s name was resurrected. Horace Burrington Baker (1927)[2] suggested that Guppy’s species probably belongs in the genus Alcadia, subgenus Idesa. Until the status of Schrammia and its two species can be resolved, we follow the last published work, that of Baker (1927).[3][2]

Shell description[edit]

Distribution[edit]

This species is endemic to the West Indian island of Dominica.[3]

Ecology[edit]

This small species lives on wet leaves, being particularly active after rainfall, and on damp leaf litter. It is believed to feed on encrusting algae.[3]

References[edit]

This article incorporates CC-BY-3.0 text from the reference.[3]

  1. ^ a b Guppy R. J. L. (1868). "On the terrestrial mollusks of Dominica and Grenada, with an account of some new species from Trinidad". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (4)1: 429-442.
  2. ^ a b c Baker H. B. (1927) "Guppy’s groups of Helicinidae". Nautilus 41: 22.
  3. ^ a b c d e Robinson D. G., Hovestadt A., Fields A. & Breure A. S. H. (July 2009). "The land Mollusca of Dominica (Lesser Antilles), with notes on some enigmatic or rare species". Zoologische Mededelingen 83 http://www.zoologischemededelingen.nl/83/nr03/a13