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Candidula intersecta

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Hygromiidae
Genus  Candidula
Phylum  Mollusca
Rank  Species
Superfamily  Helicoidea
Subfamily  Hygromiinae
Scientific name  Candidula intersecta
Higher classification  Candidula
Similar  Candidula, Candidula soosiana, Molluscs, Gastropods, Hygromiidae

Candidula intersecta is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.

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This snail can be a pest species in agricultural settings.

Description

The 4-7 × 7-12 mm shell has 5 convex whorls. The aperture is simple without a lip, the aperture margin is slightly reflected near theumbilicus. The umbilicus is open and variably wide.The periostracum is whitish or yellowish with brown bands or spots and finely striated. The animal is yellowish or bluish grey with dark brown pigments.The upper tentacles are long, the lower tentacles are very short.

Distribution

This species is known to occur within its native range in a number of Central and Western European countries and islands including:

  • Great Britain
  • Ireland
  • France
  • Portugal
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Denmark
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • It also lives as an introduced species in:

  • Oregon, United States [1]
  • Colombia
  • Chile
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • References

    Candidula intersecta Wikipedia


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