Samiksha Jaiswal

Ashfordia granulata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Helicoidea
Genus  Ashfordia
Phylum  Mollusca
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Hygromiidae
Scientific name  Ashfordia granulata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Zenobiella subrufescens, Hygromia limbata, Hygromia, Hygromia cinctella, Monacha cantiana

Ashfordia granulata, common name the "silky snail", is a species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.


This species is sometimes placed in the genus Monacha and known as Monacha granulata.


This species is known to occur mainly in:

  • Ireland
  • Great Britain, England
  • with small populations in:

  • France
  • Spain
  • Description

    The 5-7 × 7-9 mm shell is whitish to pale brown and thin, translucent, with fine straight hairs with bulbous bases. There are 5.5-6 convex whorls with deep suture. The aperture is simple with a thin lip or without a lip . It is reflected only at the columellar side. The umbilicus is very narrow and partly covered by the reflected columellar margin. The mantle is with black spots.

    Life cycle

    The size of the egg is 1 mm.


    Ashfordia granulata Wikipedia

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