Papillifera papillaris

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Papillifera papillaris

Post by Conchiolin » Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:21 am

Hi all!

I'm sure you've seen this kind of mollusc a thousand times but have you ever wondered what kind of mollusc is it? Habitat? What does it feed on? Is it nocturnal or diurnal? Info about the Clausilid snail is scarce on the internet! Is it rare? Endemic? The only thing i got was that this mollusc was previously thought to be endemic. Can anybody post some info or perhaps suggest a book about molluscs?

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:19 pm

name now changed to Papillifera bidens, L. 1758

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Post by xilpa » Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:06 am

Loads of them stuck to the wall in my garden but I have never seen one move, they all look dead. I used to supply the Natural History Museum with books ( Joe Gaffiero was then the curator) and I am sure that they ordered books on molluscs. Perhaps you can go and have a look at their library.

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Il-Pine ( :king: of Mollusca) qisu in the mood :study: , so I would soon post my molluscs in the forum :bootyshake:
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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:39 pm

xilpa wrote:Loads of them stuck to the wall in my garden but I have never seen one move, they all look dead.
Try looking when the weather is damp, they should be foraging around for algae and lichens.

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Post by xilpa » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:19 pm

Managed to spot a couple which were moving about since my last post. Picture is not very good as the snails kept moving and therefore I could not stack images.
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Post by D. Cilia » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm

Very nice pictures! It's a very variable snail, both in shell ornament and in size - I myself found the difference between garigue and garden specimens very striking.

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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:08 pm

wow prosit!

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Post by xilpa » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:10 pm

Thanks.

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