Xeroplexa intersecta

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Xeroplexa intersecta
Candidula-intersecta 09.jpg
Xeroplexa intersecta shells
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
Phylum:
Class:
(unranked):
Superfamily:
Family:
Geomitridae
Genus:
Species:
X. intersecta
Binomial name
Xeroplexa intersecta
(Poiret, 1801)
Synonyms

Candidula intersecta (Poiret, 1801)

Xeroplexa intersecta is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Geomitridae,[1]. This specie was previously included within the genus Candidula[1].

This snail can be a pest species in agricultural settings.

Description[edit]

The 4-7 × 7-12 mm shell has 5 convex whorls. The aperture is simple without a lip, the aperture margin is slightly reflected near the umbilicus. The umbilicus is open and variably wide.The periostracum is whitish or yellowish with brown bands or spots and finely striated. The animal is yellowish or bluish grey with dark brown pigments.The upper tentacles are long, the lower tentacles are very short.[2]

Xeroplexa intersecta Botanic Gardens, Cambridge (England). Scale bar 0.5 cm.


Distribution[edit]

This species is known to occur within its native range in a number of Central and Western European countries and islands including:

It also lives as an introduced species in:

  • Oregon, United States [1]
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • Australia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chueca, Luis J.; Gómez-Moliner, Benjamín J.; Madeira, María José; Pfenninger, Markus (January 2018). "Molecular phylogeny of Candidula (Geomitridae) land snails inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear markers reveals the polyphyly of the genus". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 118: 357–368. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2017.10.022.
  2. ^ Animalbase (Welter-Schultes)

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