Blanfordia bensoni

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Blanfordia bensoni
Blanfordia bensoni.png
Dorsal view of a live Blanfordia bensoni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Littorinimorpha
(unranked): clade Caenogastropoda

clade Hypsogastropoda

Superfamily: Rissooidea
Family: Pomatiopsidae
Subfamily: Pomatiopsinae
Genus: Blanfordia
Species: B. bensoni
Binomial name
Blanfordia bensoni
(A. Adams, 1861)[2]
  • Tomichia Bensoni A. Adams, 1861
  • Blanfordia hirasei Pilsbry, 1900
  • Pomatiopsis Hirasei Pilsbry, 1900[3]

Blanfordia bensoni is a species of land snail which has an operculum, a terrestrial gastropod mollusk in the family Pomatiopsidae.[5]

Blanfordia bensoni is the type species of the genus Blanfordia.[4]


This species is endemic to Japan.[5] The type locality is "Matsumai, Yesso",[2] Hokkaido.

It is a Vulnerable species.[1]


The height of the shell is 8.5 mm.[6]

Drawing of apertural view of a shell. The scale is 1 mm.
Drawing of Blanfordia bensoni.


This species lives as a terrestrial snail in inland forests.[5]


  1. ^ a b (Japanese) "オカマメタニシ". 日本のレッドデータ検索システム [Japanese Red List Data Book], accessed 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ a b c Adams A. (1861). "On some new Genera and Species of Mollusca from the North of China and Japan". Annals and Magazine of Natural History (3)8: 299-309. 308.
  3. ^ Pilsbry H. A. (1900). "Notices of some new Japanese mollusks". The Nautilus 14(1): 11-12. page 12.
  4. ^ a b Davis G. M. (1979). "The origin and evolution of the gastropod family Pomatiopsidae, with emphasis on the Mekong river Triculinae". Academy of natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Monograph 20: 1-120. at Google books.
  5. ^ a b c Kameda Y. & Kato M. (2011). "Terrestrial invasion of pomatiopsid gastropods in the heavy-snow region of the Japanese Archipelago". BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 118. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-118.
  6. ^ Barker G. M. (2001). Gastropods on Land: Phylogeny, Diversity and Adaptive Morphology. In" Barker G. M. (ed.) The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, page 37.

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