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Snail

Scientific Name
Godwinia sp.
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Taxonomy
(Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Oxychilidae: Godwiniinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Family diagnosis

Shell generally thin, glossy and translucent, globulose to strongly depressed or discoidal, umbilicate or imperforate. Posterior caudal pit not overhung by a horn-like prominence. Mantle without prominent lobes reflexed over shell. Sole divided into longitudinal zones, or undivided. Suprepedal gland embedded in foot tissues. Buccal mass spheroidal to elongate. Jaw oxygnathous, with a medial anterior projection. Radula with aculeate marginal teeth. Intestine with a single loop directed forwards. Kidney triangular, less than twice length of pericardium. Ureter sigmoid, closed to pneumostome. Central nervous system with cerebropedal connectives equal in length, or left connective the longer, 1.2-3x cerebral ganglion width. Pleural ganglia closer to pedal ganglia than to cerebral ganglia. Visceral chain compact. Haploid chromosome number 20-31.

References

- Barker, G.M. (1999). Naturalised terrestrial Stylommatophora (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Fauna of New Zealand 38. Manaaki Whenua Press, Lincoln, 253 pp.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
14/04/2011 10:17 AEST
Last Updated
31/03/2014 00:14 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Snail (Godwinia sp.) Updated on 3/31/2014 12:14:10 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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