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small pointed snail

Scientific Name
Prietocella barbara
Scientific Author
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomy
(Mollusca: Stylommatophora: Eupulmonata: Hygromiidae)
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Sarah McCaffrey Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Prietocella barbara has been introduced from the Mediterranean. P. barbara inhabits tussock grassland, gardens, pasture and cultivated areas, often under groundcover plants, or on leaves and stems. It was first reported in Mount Gambier, South Australia, in 1921 and is now widespread throughout South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, southwestern Western Australia and has also been reported in Alice Springs. It is regarded as an agricultural pest in Australia.

Description: The shell of this species is generally 8-12 mm high and 5-8 mm wide, with 7-8 whorls. The shell color is also variable, ranging from off-white to grey to pale yellow. Dark-colored spots or stripes may also be present.
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Museum Victoria
Author
Ken Walker
Created
30/01/2012 01:24 AEST
Last Updated
31/01/2012 09:51 AEST
Citation
Ken Walker (2012) small pointed snail (Prietocella barbara) Updated on 1/31/2012 9:51:57 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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