Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis and its Polymorphic Variation

Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis and  its Polymorphic Variation

Grove Snail Cepaea nemoralis and its Polymorphic Variation - UK and Ireland : Banded or grove Snails a . The shell may vary in colour, and i banded patterning. They can be yellow, pink or brown and can have up to five horizontal bands across their shells or none at all. This polymorphic trait adapts species to its local environment

Banded or grove Snails a . The shell may vary in colour, and i banded patterning. They can be yellow, pink or brown and can have up to five horizontal bands across their shells or none at all. This polymorphic trait adapts species to its local environment . TAG BANDEDPOLYMORPHISM
CAIN AJ, SHEPPARD PM. Selection in the polymorphic land snail Cepaea nemoralis. Heredity (Edinb) 1950 Dec;4(3):275–294.

04 Apr 2016
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