Samiksha Jaiswal

Daudebardia rufa

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Kingdom  Animalia
Superfamily  Gastrodontoidea
Subfamily  Daudebardiinae
Scientific name  Daudebardia rufa
Rank  Species
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Oxychilidae
Genus  Daudebardia
Phylum  Mollusca
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Similar  Daudebardia, Oxychilidae, Aegopinella pura, Vitrea, Laciniaria plicata

Daudebardia rufa is a species of air-breathing land snail or semi-slug, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Oxychilidae, which belongs to the limacoid clade.


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Daudebardia rufa is the type species of the genus Daudebardia. This species is a predatory carnivore.


The length of the body 16–20 mm. The color of the skin is blue-grey.

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The shell is perforate, depressed, transversely dilated, slightly striate, very shining, and corneous or rufous in colour. The spire is moderate and sublateral. The shell has 3 whorls. The last whorl in adults is elongated and is not angulated. The aperture is large and has a rounded oval shape. The length of the shell is 5.5 mm.


The distribution of this species is central-European and southern-European.

It includes:

  • Bulgaria
  • Czech Republic
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine
  • and others

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