Succinea costaricana

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Succinea costaricana
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
Genus: Succinea
Species: S. costaricana
Binomial name
Succinea costaricana
von Martens, 1898

Succinea costaricana is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Succineidae, the amber snails.


The distribution of this species is Neotropical and includes:[1]


Succinea costaricana usually lives under leaf litter.

Human importance[edit]

Succinea costaricana is quarantine pest, which damages ornamental plants.[1] In 1992, an estimated population density at an ornamental plant farm growing Dracaena in Limón Province, Costa Rica, was 282,900 snails per ha.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Villalobos M. C., Monge-Nájera J., Barrientos Z. & Franco J. (1995). "Life cycle and field abundance of the snail Succinea costaricana (Stylommatophora: Succineidae), a tropical pest". Revista de Biología Tropical 43: 181-188. PDF.