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Immature Cepaea

Observed: 8th May 2013 By: darob57darob57’s reputation in Invertebratesdarob57’s reputation in Invertebratesdarob57’s reputation in Invertebratesdarob57’s reputation in Invertebrates
Cepaea species
Description:

Edited to reflect comments below.
Could be C. nemoralis or C.hortensis

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

stevegregory's picture

Not sure.....

It's only got about 4 whorls - it could be an immature brown lipped snail C.nemoralis. Did it have a distinct thickened white lip (indicating an adult specimen) or a pale flexible edge to the shell (indicating an immature of either species). Not clear from the image.

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Thanks for the comments,

Thanks for the comments, Steve. The photo isn't one of my better ones. I have a second one which is no better. It was certainly smaller than the C. nemoralis and located fairly close by. The lip wasn't distinctly thickened. So does rather look like it could be either of the two.

Thanks

Dave