Subulina octona

Family

Subulinidae

Species

Subulina octona (Bruguière, 1798)

Common Name

Thumbnail awlsnail, Miniature awlsnail

Description

This species measures 14-17 mm high, with 8-9 whorls. The shell is long and narrow with a small, ovate aperture (mouth). The shell of this species is thin, translucent and glossy. The color ranges from colorless to pale yellow-brown. The body of the animal is pale yellow. This species may be confused with Allopeas gracile; however, Subulina octona is larger and has a truncated columella.

Native Range

Tropical America

Distribution

Pacific Islands: Hawaii

Central and South America: Mexico

Europe

Asia: Sri Lanka

Caribbean

Ecology

This species have been documented to occur in large numbers wherever it inhabits, and often occur in greenhouses.

References

Almeida and Bessa 2001; Burch 1962; Anderson 2005; Cowie 1997; Cowie et al. 2008; Juricková 2006; Kerney et al. 1979; Naggs et al. 2003; Robinson et al. 2009; Rosenberg and Muratov 2006

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