Anguispira alternata

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Anguispira alternata
Engravinging of a shell of Anguispira alternata from W. G. Binney, 1878.[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Punctoidea
Family: Discidae
Genus: Anguispira
Species: A. alternata
Binomial name
Anguispira alternata
(Say, 1816)

Pyramidula alternata

Anguispira alternata, common name the flamed disc or flamed tigersnail, is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Discidae, the disk snails.

Apical view of the shell of Anguispira alternata
Umbilical view of the shell of Anguispira alternata


Parasites of Anguispira alternata include:


  1. ^ Binney, William G. 1878. The Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and Adjacent Territories of North America. Vol. 5 (plates). Bull. Mus. Comparative Zool., Harvard. Plate 25.
  2. ^ Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment. "Brainworm". accessed 14 December 2010.

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