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.


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.


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


  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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