Trochulus striolatus

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Trochulus striolatus
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Plate accompanying the original description by Carl Pfeiffer Helix striolatus is figure 8
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T. striolatus
Binomial name
Trochulus striolatus
(Pfeiffer, 1828)[1]
Synonyms

Trichia striolata

Trochulus striolatus, previously known as Trichia striolata, common name the "strawberry snail," is a species of small, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae.

This species of snail uses love darts before mating.

Description[edit]

The 11–15 mm. shell is globular with a depressed, low, conical spire. The whorls are convex, with quite deep sutures.The last whorl is angled on the periphery. The colour is whitish to yellow-brown or red-brown with irregular growth lines and often a pale band on the angled periphery. The adult shell is hairless but bears scattered coarse hairs when juvenile.

Distribution[edit]

This snail is native to northwestern Europe, occurring in:

The distribution of the subspecies Trochulus striolatus danubialis is Danubian.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pfeiffer C. 1828. Naturgeschichte deutscher Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken. Dritte Abtheilung. pp. I-VI [= 1-6], 1-84, Taf. I-VIII [= 1-8]. Weimar. (Landes-Industrie-Comptoir).
  2. ^ (in Slovak) Lisický M. J. (1991). Mollusca Slovenska [The Slovak molluscs]. VEDA vydavateľstvo Slovenskej akadémie vied, Bratislava, 344 pp.

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