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Vineyard Snail

Scientific Name
Cernuella virgata
Scientific Author
(Da Costa, 1778)
Taxonomy
(Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Hygromiidae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Justin C. Smith MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Size 6-19 x 8-25 mm. Shell globular, with a high convex spire of 5-7 convex whorls with moderate sutures and a narrow umbilicus, partly obscured by the reflected columellar lip. Mouth round, with an internal rib which may be white or brown. Shell white or ginger, usually with dark brown spiral bands, which may be diluted, interrupted, blotched or fused, and sometimes lack pigment. Growth rings rather irregular. Species is very variable in size, shape and colouration of the shell. Animal light greyish or yellowish with black dorsum.

References

- Kerney, M.P. & Cameron, R.A.D. (1979). A field guide to the land snails of Britain and North-West Europe. Collins, London, 288 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Author
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/04/2011 10:09 AEST
Last Updated
09/05/2014 03:17 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Vineyard Snail (Cernuella virgata) Updated on 5/9/2014 3:17:41 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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