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Banded snail

Observed: 12th July 2009 By: Nigel GibsonNigel Gibson’s reputation in InvertebratesNigel Gibson’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Saw this guy walking along a path shortly after a rain shower

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I'm not a snail expert, but I

I'm not a snail expert, but I think this might be something else, not Cepaea nemoralis. The shell looks a bit too flat. The lip of the shell has not hardened yet, but when it does C. nemoralis has a dark brown lip.

If you see a snail like this again, turn it over to look for the presence of a hole in the centre of the spiral (an 'umbo'). If the shell has an umbo, its not Cepaea.

There is an ID guide for Cepaea at www.evolutionmegalab.org

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)