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Pleurodonte nigrescens

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gastropoda
Family  Pleurodontidae
Scientific name  Pleurodonte nigrescens
Phylum  Mollusca
Superfamily  Helicoidea
Genus  Pleurodonte
Rank  Species
Pleurodonte nigrescens

Pleurodonte nigrescens is a species of tropical air-breathing land snail, a pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Pleurodontidae.

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Distribution

The distribution of Pleurodonte nigrescens includes:

  • Guadeloupe
  • Dominica
  • Description

    Pleurodonte nigrescens differs from all other Dominican Pleurodonte species by the characteristic parietal tooth opposite the basal teeth in the aperture. The shell can be chesnut-brown with fine axial lines or purple-black with a purple aperture.

    Ecology

    Pleurodonte nigrescens lives in damp leaf litter on the forest floor. This species appears to prefer relatively undisturbed habitats, especially in rain forest at higher altitudes in Dominica.

    References

    Pleurodonte nigrescens Wikipedia


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