Lozekia transsilvanica

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Lozekia transsilvanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Hygromiidae
Subfamily: Hygromiinae
Genus: Lozekia
Species: L. transsilvanica
Binomial name
Lozekia transsilvanica
(Westerlund, 1876)[1]
  • Helix (Trichia) transsilvanica Westerlund, 1876
  • Hygromia transsylvanica (Westerlund, 1876)

Lozekia transsilvanica[2][3] is a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies. This species is also known as Hygromia transsylvanica.[4]


This species occurs in:


The shell of Lozekia transsilvanica is horny grey, greenish or yellowish brown in color, and is extremely finely striated.[3] The surface has fine and short (0.08-0.25 mm) riblets (120-160/mm2).[3] The shell has 5 weakly convex whorls, which rapidly increase in size.[3] The last whorl is inflated and has a weak edge at the periphery, which is slowly and straightly descending near the aperture.[3] The margin is straight and thin.[3] The umbilicus is very narrow and is almost covered by the reflected columellar margin.[3]

The width of the shell is 5.5-6.5 mm.[3] The height of the shell is 4.5–6 mm.[3]

Lozekia transsilvanica differs from Lozekia kovacsi in its larger (120-160 per square mm in Lozekia transsilvanica, 180-500 in Lozekia kovacsi) and longer riblets (Lozekia transsilvanica 0.08-0.25 mm, Lozekia kovacsi 0.055-0.09 mm).[3]


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.[3]

  1. ^ Westerlund C. A. (1876-1878). Fauna Europæa molluscorum extramarinorum. Prodromus. Sistens descriptiones systematicas et criticas omnium generum et specierum horum animalium in Europa viventium et hodie cognitarum. pp. 1-320. Lundae. (Berlingia)
  2. ^ Fehér Z., Szabó K., Bozsó M. & Pénzes Z. (2009). "Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Lozekia–Kovacsia species group (Gastropoda: Hygromiidae)". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 47(4): 306-314. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2009.00534.x
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Species summary for Lozekia transsilvanica". AnimalBase, last modified 2 January 2010, accessed 13 September 2010.
  4. ^ a b Čejka T., Dvořák L., Horsák M. & Šteffek J. (2007). "Checklist of molluscs (Mollusca) in the Slovak Republic". Folia Malacologica 15(2): 49-58.

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