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Green Snail

Scientific Name
Cantareus apertus
Scientific Author
(Born)
Taxonomy
(Mollusca: Eupulmonata: Helicidae)
Status
Exotic Species Occurrence in Australia
Reliability
High
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Specimen intercepted by AQIS Victoria
Source
Ken Walker Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes

Family characteristics of Helicidae: Shells are dextral and vary in form from discoidal to subglobose, globose and turreted to conic with an elevated spire. Shells are usually umbilicated and unicoloured but often with spiral bands. The aperature is usually rounded and lacks teeth or lamellae and the peristome is simple or reflected.

Source:

Smith, B. & J. Stanisic (1998). Superorder Pulmonata, pp. 1037-1125, in Beesley, P.L., Ross, G.J.B. & Wells, A. (eds) Mollusca - The Southern Synthesis. Fauna of Australian Volume 5. CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne, Part B viii 565-1234pp.

The shell is oval with thin walls and a little glossy.It has 3.5-4 whorls, a very large, oval aperture, with a height of 20-26 mm and a width of 24-30 mm. The colour is yellowish brown, sometimes with speckles. The animal itself is greenish brown.

 

Source:

http://members.tripod.com/arnobrosi/snailspecies.html

 

 

More Information
Specimen Contact
Museum Victoria
Author
Walker, K.
Created
15/08/2005 12:10 AEST
Last Updated
23/09/2010 11:35 AEST
Citation
Walker, K. (2005) Green Snail (Cantareus apertus) Updated on 9/23/2010 11:35:09 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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