Flamed Tigersnail

(Say, 1817)

Anguispira alternata

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Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Stylommatophora

Discidae

Taxonomic Information

Helix alternata

Original Combination:

alternata = alternate [latin] ; likely refering to alternating color pattern typical of these shells

Etymology

Original Description:

Shell somewhat convex, fuscus varied or alternating with pale rays; whorls five striated across with raised equi-distant acute lines forming grooves between them. Aperture thin and brittle; lip regularly curved within glossed with perlaceous, and when placed before the light the fucus lines appear sanguineous. Umbillicus large, exhibiting all the volutions. Three-fourths of an inch wide. Inhabits the middle states.

Original Description Citation:

Say, T. (1817). Conchology. - In: Nicholson, W.: American edition of the British Encyclopedia, or, dictionary of arts and sciences comprising an accurate and popular view of the present improved state of human knowledge. First Edition, A-3 - C-6 [= 1-20], pl. [1-4]. page(s): [unpaginated], pl. 1, fig. 2

Ecological Information

Native/Inavsive:

Native

Nature Serve Conservation Status:

G5: Secure

Diet

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