Liguus fasciatus

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Liguus fasciatus
Liguus fasciatus.jpg
Liguus fasciatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Orthalicoidea
Family: Orthalicidae
Subfamily: Orthalicinae
Genus: Liguus
Species: L. fasciatus
Binomial name
Liguus fasciatus
(Müller, 1774)

Liguus fasciatus is a species of air-breathing land snail, a tree snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Orthalicidae.


This species occurs in Florida and Cuba.


The shells of subspecies of Liguus fasciatus (from Pilsbry, 1912[1]), left to right: Liguus fasciatus castaneozonatus, L. f. elliottensis, L. f. graphicus, L. f. lossmanicus, L. f. matecumbensis, L. f. septentrionalis, L. f. solidus, and L. f. testudineus.


  1. ^ Pilsbry, H. A., 1912. A study of the variation and zoogeography of Liguus in Florida. J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia, vol. 15 (2nd ser.): 429-471.

Further reading[edit]

  • Bennetts, R. E., D. Jansen, and S. A. Sparks. 2000. Factors influencing movement probabilities of Florida tree snails (Liguus fasciatus) in Big Cypress National Preserve following Hurricane Andrew. Malacologia 42:31-37.
  • Bennetts, R. E., S. A. Sparks, and D. Jansen. 2000. Host-tree selection by Florida tree snails (Liguus faciatus) in Big Cypress National Preserve. Nautilus 114:112-116.

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