Monday, January 19, 2009

Terrestrial Gastropods

Random Terrestrial Gastropods (Snails) from an old post on another blog...

Rosy Wolf Snails (Euglandina rosea) mating

Wolf snails are voracious snail eaters, even to the point of cannibalism. This species of Wolf Snail is native to the southeastern United States.

Wolf Snail eating Asian Tramp Snail

African Giant Snails (Achatina fulica)

African Giant Snails are introduced pests in many part of the world, damaging crops and gardens. They were once a major problem in Florida but were eventually brought under control.

Banana Slug (Ariolimax sp.)

There are 3 species ( A. californicus, A. columbianus, A. dolichophallus) of Banana Slug that live in the Pacific North West of the United States and in Southern British Columbia, Canada.

The rest of the pictures are shells from various species of tree snails from tropical countries around the world.

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