Granodomus lima

Family

Camaenidae

Species

Granodomus lima (Ferussac, 1821)

Common Name

Rasping nipple snail

Description

The shell size is 25-35 mm, with 4-5 whorls. The heliciform shell has regularly spaced, small raised bumps that are more prominent on the body whorl. The shell is light brown in color and there are no color markings present. The shell is dull in appearance (not glossy). It has a low spire and the animal is capable of retracting completely into its shell. Only dextral individuals exist. The body of the animal is dark brown with a pale brown foot and blue-black tentacles.

Distribution

Caribbean: Puerto Rico

Ecology

This pest species is mainly a contaminant. It has been intercepted many times on crushed automobiles from Puerto Rico.

Synonyms

  • Polydontes lima

References

Wade et al. 2006

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