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Snail

Scientific Name
Orpiella sp.
Scientific Author
Taxonomy
(Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Trochomorphidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Family diagnosis

Small to medium sized shell (15-20mm diameter, occasionally larger). Shape lenticular to trochiform, or rarely discoidal or helicoid. Peripheral keels or carinal serrations are sometimes present. The shell sculpture is variable and consists of fine spiral striae and strong radial ribs or weak radial growth lines. The umbilicus is usually wide and the aperture may or may not have lamellae. Shell colour is variable. Supraperipheral and basal red bands are present in some species.

References

- Stanisic, J. (1998). Family Helicarionidae. pp. 1105-1106 in Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds). Mollusca: The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australia. Melbourne : CSIRO Publishing Vol. 5 Part B pp. 565-1234.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/04/2011 10:06 AEST
Last Updated
15/04/2014 03:43 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Snail (Orpiella sp.) Updated on 4/15/2014 3:43:25 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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