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Hairy snail?

Observed: 25th January 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Description:

Unknown snails found under a log.
I measured the height when held side on from the opening to the top of the shell as 5-6mm, width 3-4mm and when face on as in the first picture as 5.6mm
Hope I did that right. I have attached another pic with ruler, howver I lost the snail after that pic

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Strawberry Snail (Trochulus (Trochulus) striolatus) interacts

Comments

andyk's picture

Size matters

Can you give an estimate of the shell diameters of these two specimens?

Andy Keay

Graeme's picture

Hope I have done the

Hope I have done the measuring correct as I am very new to this.

I went back and could only find the dirtier of the two snails.However they looked to be of the same size from memory.

I measured the height when held side on from the opening to the top of the shell as 5-6mm, width 3-4mm and when face on as in the first picture as 5.6mm

Hope I did that right. I have attached another pic with ruler, howver I lost the snail after that pic

Graeme Davis

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I think these are 2 different

I think these are 2 different species. The shiny transluscent shell is an Oxychilus, but the other is opaque and slightly hairy and may be a Trochulus (either striolata or hispida).

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Graeme, I suggest that you

Graeme,

I suggest that you separate out the observations of the 2 different species so that they can be given names.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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They are now seperated. Hope

They are now seperated. Hope that it helps

Graeme Davis

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Thanks! I'm no snail expert

Thanks! I'm no snail expert so lets hope someone can help you.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)