Prickly Pear Island snail

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Prickly pear island snail
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: Helminthoglyptidae
Genus: Micrarionta
Species: M. opuntia
Binomial name
Micrarionta opuntia
Roth, 1975

The Prickly Pear Island snail also known as the Prickly Pear snail, scientific name Micrarionta opuntia, is a species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helminthoglyptidae.

This species is endemic to the United States.


  1. ^ Roth B. (1996). Micrarionta opuntia. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.