Oxychilus draparnaudi

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Oxychilus draparnaudi
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O. draparnaudi
Binomial name
Oxychilus draparnaudi
(Beck, 1837)

Oxychilus draparnaudi is a species of small land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Oxychilidae, the glass snails.

Shell description[edit]

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Oxychilus draparnaudi is large for a zonitid glass snail, also called the dark bodied glass snail with a shell of about 14 mm in maximum dimension. The shell is glossy and is a translucent yellowish-brown in color, somewhat whiter underneath.[2]

Anatomy[edit]

The visible soft parts of the animal are a very unusual strong dark blue, mixed with grey.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species occurs in countries and islands including:

Synonyms[edit]

Synonyms include Oxychilus drapanaldi, Oxychilus lucidum, Helix lucida, Helix nitida, Helicella draparnaldi, and Polita draparnaldi.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Cited 23 June 2007.
  2. ^ a b Janus H. (1965) The young specialist look at land and freshwater molluscs Burke, London.
  3. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.
  4. ^ Virginia Land Snails, in carnegiemnh.org.
  • Spencer, H.G., Marshall, B.A. & Willan, R.C. (2009). Checklist of New Zealand living Mollusca. pp 196–219 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume one. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch.

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