Amphibulima patula dominicensis

Family

Amphibulimidae

Species

Amphibulima patula dominicensis Pilsbry, 1899

Common Name

Widemouth bulimulus

Description

Mature individuals of this species can attain a length of approximately 25 mm, with a total of 3 whorls. The shell of this snail appears to be very small in relation to the body. The shell is purple-brown in color, with the apex having a more intense purple/pink color. The body of the snail is yellow-brown or tan in color.

Native Range

Dominica

Distribution

Caribbean: Dominica

Ecology

This pest is known to feed on the leaves of banana and citrus plants.

Synonyms

  • Amphibulima patula (Bruguiere)
  • Amphibulima patula var. dominicensis Pilsbry, 1899
  • Amphibulima patula dominicanus

References

Robinson et al. 2009; Stange 2004

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