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A live individual of Succinea putris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
clade Elasmognatha

Superfamily: Succineoidea
Family: Succineidae
Subfamily: Succineinae
Genus: Succinea
Draparnaud, 1801[1]

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Succinea, common name the amber snails, is a genus of small, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs in the family Succineidae.

Species in this genus usually live in damp habitats such as marshes. The common name refers to the fact that live snails in this genus are translucent and similar to amber in appearance.


Species within the genus Succinea include:


Additional species, taken from IUCN Red List:


Parasites of Succinea spp. include:


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