Bottleneck Snaggletooth

(Say, 1822)

Gastrocopta contracta

Class:

Order:

Family:

Gastropoda

Stylommatophora

Gastrocoptidae

Taxonomic Information

Pupa contracta

Original Combination:

contracta = contracted [latin]

Etymology

Original Description:

Shell dextral, short, subovate, white; apex obtuse; whorls five ; umbilicus distinct; aperture irregularly orbicular, complete, the lamina of the labium being elevated above the surface of the preceding whorl and joining the extremities of the labia; labium with a large, elongated, prominent tooth, which is concave on the side towards the labrum; labrum bidentate; a large tooth or fold far within the throat, caused by the fold of the umbilicus; throat much contracted by the large tooth of the labrum into the form of a horse shoe.
Total length less than one- tenth of an inch.
Inhabits Virginia.
This is a short, wide species, sufficiently distinct from others, and readily distinguished by the lamina of the labrum being much elevated, and by the magnitude of the tooth of the labium. I obtained two specimens at Occoquan under a pile of bricks and rubbish. This species probably belongs to the genus Carychium.

Original Description Citation:

Say, T. 1822. Description of univalve terrestrial and fluviatile shells of the United States. Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 2(2): 370-381

Ecological Information

Native/Inavsive:

Native

Nature Serve Conservation Status:

G5: Secure

Diet

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Citations

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