Hygromia cinctella

Family

Hygromidae

Species

Hygromia cinctella (Draparnaud, 1801)

Common Name

Girdled snail

Description

The shell of the girdled snail is 6-7 mm high and 10-14 mm wide, with 5-6 whorls. The shell is tan to light brown, with pale colored blotches. The outer rim of the body whorl of the shell is very pale when compared to the rest of the whorl. The aperture (mouth) is oval and the umbilicus (navel) is small and narrow.

Native Range

Mediterranean region

Distribution

Europe

Other: Mediterranean region

Ecology

Found on hedges and in gardens where they aggregate in large numbers.

References

Anderson 2005; Kerney et al. 1979

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