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(Say, 1817)

Zonitoides arboreus

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Stylommatophora

Gastrodontidae

Taxonomic Information

Helix arboreus

Original Combination:

Etymology

Original Description:

Shell very thin, fragile, depressed, horn colour pellucid, very little convex; whorls four, irregularly wrinkled across ; aperture sublunated, lip thin, brittle, junction with the body whorl acute; umbilicus large and deep.
Length one-tenth of an inch nearly; breadth nearly one-fifth.
Plate 4. Fig 4.
Under the bark of decaying trees very common. Inhabitant pellucid; base white, acute behind, not extended forward before the head; head and neck dusk; tentacula four; lower ones very short; eyes placed in the tip of the superior pair.

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.1

Ecological Information

Native/Inavsive:

Native

Nature Serve Conservation Status:

G5: Secure

Diet

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