Trochoidea pyramidata

Family

Hygromidae

Species

Trochoidea pyramidata (Draparnaud, 1805)

Common Name

Pyramid snail

Description

The shell of this species ranges from 6-9 mm high and 8-11 mm wide with 4.5-7 whorls. The slightly glossy, white shell may have brown stripes or spots. The aperture (mouth) of the shell has a white lip inside. The umbilicus (navel) is narrow in this species. The body of the animal is tan to grey.

Native Range

Western Palearctic region

Distribution

North America:

  • U.S.: North Carolina

Europe

Synonyms

  • Helix nova Paulucci, 1879
  • Helix radiata Retowski, 1889
  • Helix platiensis Sturany, 1902
  • Helix vernicata Westerlund, 1902
  • Helicella subplatiensis Germain, 1936

References

Abbott 1989; Robinson and Slapcinsky 2005

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