Helix melanostoma

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Helix melanostoma
Helix melanostoma 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Helicidae
Genus: Helix
Species: H. melanostoma
Binomial name
Helix melanostoma
Draparnaud, 1801[1]

Helix melanostoma is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails.

Appearance[edit]

Colour of the shell greyish or almost white. The inner margin of the mouth brown or violet. Size about 38 × 36 to 28 × 33 mm.

Distribution[edit]

  • Helix melanostoma occurs in Algeria, Tunisia and South France[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Draparnaud J. P. R. (1801). Tableau des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles de la France. pp. [1-2], 1-116. Montpellier, Paris.
  2. ^ http://www.onem-france.org/escargots/wakka.php?wiki=HelixMelanostomaCarto accessed 22 June 2010.

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