Leptinaria unilamellata

Family

Subulinidae

Species

Leptinaria unilamellata (D'Orbigny, 1835)

Common Name

None reported

Description

This species measures a maximum of 20.6 mm in height, with approximately 6 whorls. The shell ranges from tan to pale brown in color. The aperture (mouth) has denticles (teeth).

Distribution

Pacific Islands: Hawaii

Central and South America: Mexico

Caribbean

Ecology

Leptinaria unilamellata is capable of self-fertilization and has been documented to occur in large numbers wherever it inhabits (e.g., greenhouses). This species is reported to achieve sexual maturity in approximately 104 days and on average will lay as many as 22 eggs per clutch.

Synonyms

  • Achatina lamellata
  • Tornatellina (Leptinaria) lamellata Potiez and Michaud

References

Almeida and Bessa 2001; Cowie 1997; Cowie et al. 2008; Jurickova 2006; Robinson et al. 2009; Rosenberg and Muratov 2006

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