Semilimax pyrenaicus

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Semilimax pyrenaicus
Semilimax pyrenaicus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata

clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
clade limacoid clade

Superfamily: Limacoidea
Family: Vitrinidae
Genus: Semilimax
Species: S. pyrenaicus
Binomial name
Semilimax pyrenaicus
(A. Férussac, 1821)

Vitrina hibernica J. Taylor 1908

Semilimax pyrenaicus is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Vitrinidae.


For terms see gastropod shell.

The body of this semi-slug is too large to be contained in the very flat and depressed ear-shaped shell. The shell body whorl is ¾ of the total breadth viewed from above. It is very thin, fragile and transparent.Shell colour is greenish or yellowish.The shell aperture has a mouth membrane which runs from the umbilicus along the inside of the outer lip.The animal is pale to dark grey or black, paler forms have large dark grey areas.The mantle lobe is very large.Genitalia:Penis with appendix, joins vagina below the insertion of spermatheca duct.


This species is known to occur in:


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