Trochulus striolatus

Family

Hygromiidae

Species

Trochulus striolatus (Pfeiffer, 1828)

Common Name

Strawberry snail

Description

The somewhat flattened (low spire) shell of the strawberry snail measures 6.5-9 mm high and 11-15 mm wide, with 6 convex whorls. The growth ridges of this species are very prominent. The shell is dark brown or red-brown. Light brown spots/flecks may be present. The umbilicus (navel) is obvious. The shells of juveniles of this species are hairy, but the shells of adults lack hair.

Native Range

Northwestern Europe

Distribution

Europe: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia

Ecology

This species is often associated with human dwellings (e.g., in gardens, on buildings/hedges). As its common name suggests, this species is a pest of strawberries.

Synonyms

  • Trichia striolata

References

Anderson 2005; Daw and Ivison; Kerney et al. 1979

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