- Tropidophora humberti :
This tropical pest species (Asian tramp snail) has been known to consume cucurbits, grapes, Hibiscus sp., legumes and various ornamental plants. Self-fertilization is possible in this snail. This species achieve full maturity in 100 days on average and longevity is approximately 144 days. The number of eggs produced per clutch ranges form 1 to 202.
The bush snail typically matures within a year of hatching and can persist for as many as 5 years or longer. This species is frequently found along roadsides and in lush, damp vegetation.
- Rumina Saharica
Adult size: 30 - 40mm
Rumina saharica is very interesting species characterized by loosing old whorls. In contrast to Rumina decollata shell is more elongated and body is light. Snails of this species could be partly carnivorous to other species so it si better to keep them in separate box. Vegetable diet is ok for them and they like cucumber very much. Breeding of Rumina saharica seems to be without problems but it seems that not every clutch hatch.
Rumina (gastropod) :
Rumina is a genus of medium-sized predatory land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Subulinidae.
Rumina is the type genus of the subfamily Rumininae.
-Rumina decollata - Decollate snail - the type species
-Rumina saharica Pallary, 1901
-Rumina paviae (Lowe, 1861)
Scientific classification :
Rumina saharica - Cyprus
- Bradybaena similaris :
courtesy to : idtools.org/id/mollusc/factsheet.php?name=Bradybaenidae
Helix fruticum (Muller, 1774)
Bradybaena fruticum (Muller, 1774)
Acusta touranensis (Souleyet, 1842)
Bradybaena similaris (Ferussac, 1821)
Fruticicola fruticum (Muller, 1774)
Common Name :
Baby B. similaris on the end of a toothpick
Acusta touranensis: None reported
Bradybaena similaris: Asian tramp snail
Fruticicola fruticum: Bush snail
Airo et al. 2003; Barker 200; Carvallo et al. 2008; Chang 1990; Cowie et al. 2008; Cowie et al. 2009; Falniowski et al. 2004; Godan 1983; Kerney et al. 1979; Komai and Emura 1955; Naggs et al. 2003; Rosenberg and Muratov 2006; Solem 1959; Utsuno and Asami 2010
The Asian tramp snail is approximately 12 mm in length and 12-18 mm wide with 5.5 whorls. In this species, both sinistral (mouth on the left) and dextral (mouth on the right) individuals exist. There are four distinct color morphs: 1. yellow-tan without a band, 2. yellow-tan with a chestnut colored stripe, 3. pale brown without a band, 3. pale brown with a chestnut color band.
The bush snail is also variable in color ranging from pale yellow, to white to light red-brown, sometimes with a dark chestnut colored stripe. This snail is approximately 10-19 mm high and 13-23 mm wide, although specimens measuring up to 25.4 mm have been documented. Adults often possess 6 whorls, but a range of 5-6.5 is not uncommon.
Native Range :
Bradybaena similaris: Southeast Asia
Fruticicola fruticum: Central and Eastern Europe, and Asia
-U.S.: southeastern U.S. including Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
Central and South America
Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands
Caribbean: Puerto Rico, Jamaica
Europe (Fruticicola fruticum)
Other Websites :
Living specimen, Unstriped
B. similaris, Striped Form
Asian Tramp Snail, Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821)
The Asian Tramp Snail has become one of the most common and most numerous of all land snails found in Texas. Native to Southeast Asia, it was unintentionally brought to the United States via the plant trade during the early 1900’s. In this way, it has been introduced into countries all over the globe. It is quite possibly the most well-distributed snail species in the world. The first documented sighting in America took place in 1939 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This species spread into the five Gulf states via the coastal seaports. It thrives in Houston’s warm, humid environment. Unlike native Texan snails whose diet consists almost entirely of dead and decaying vegetation, the Asian Tramp Snail consumes a vast variety of garden plants, making it a horticultural nuisance. In Houston, much of the damage to flowers and vegetation (holes and abrasions in leaves, etc.), can be attributed to this snail.
The shell of the Asian Tramp Snail is polymorphic, appearing in several different forms. There are two basic shell hues: a dark variety, (a purplish, bruise-like color which grows redder near the aperture); and a lighter variety, (golden-brown or translucent white), which is more common. Both varieties may have or lack a dark band circling up the shell. This band runs through the middle of the first whorl and is tangent to the top of the aperture. If unprotected, the vacant shell bleaches an opaque white and loses its periostracum.
Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821) Asian Tramp Snail
This species is native to West Africa: Nigeria.
It was found as an introduced species in Tuas South, on the tropical island of Singapore, for the first time in 2006. The spread of Limicolaria flammea is potentially damaging to the multi‐billion dollar horticultural industry in Singapore. Malacologists have proposed the urgent eradication of this species in Singapore by handpicking; this is partly in order to prevent the spread of this species into the rest of tropical Asia based on the precautionary principle.
There is a paucity of information on the biology and ecology ofLimicolaria flammea in the wild.
Oil palm and cocoa plantations are also mentioned as suitable habitat for Limicolaria flammea in Nigeria.
In laboratory conditions, the snails start laying eggs at 5 months old; clutches of up to 56 eggs are produced.
In laboratory experiments, Limicolaria flammea fed readily on potato, apple, lettuce, and carrot, and it is likely that the snails are unselective phytophagous, as has been reported for its congeners.
This species is probably predominantly nocturnal.
Limicolaria flammea :
- limicolaria flammea :
- Edentulina obesa (predatory snail, snail wolf) :
Edentulina obesa - outline the content, the natural habitat.
Beautiful and unusual snail predator, perhaps with characteristic only for the predatory habits of snails. Even there are some features of the hunt! For the snail is quite amazing!
It has a beautiful, more or less brightly colored lime shell, which can be up to 4-6 cm in length, and the rich yellow, sometimes with a greenish tinge, leg.
The owner of elongated "tail" and the same elegant and elongated legs, is 1.5-2 times higher than shell length.
Often the newcomers at first confused with edentul amfidromusami and liguusami, but on closer examination, a significant difference is visible.
Limicolaria flammea is a species of tropical air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropodmollusk in the family Achatinidae.
an adult Limicolaria flammea
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Mollusca
Class : Gastropoda
(unranked) : clade Heterobranchia
Superfamily : Achatinoidea
Family : Achatinidae
Subfamily : Limicolariinae
Genus : Limicolaria
Species : L. flammea
Binomial name :
Below : Three shells of Limicolaria flammeaof different ages, adult on the left. Scale bar is 1 cm.
- Pleurodonte spec. BARBADOS :
Below you can see the three types available of this snail which are the White , Banded and the dark :
optimal temperature: 26-28 ° C
hibernating temperature: 10-18 ° C
- Pseudachatina leaiana :
Pleurodonte peracutissima (C. B. Adams, 1845) Snail
Other Websites :
Edentulina obesa belongs to the family Streptaxidae (a family of air-breathing snails).
All snails Streptaxidae family - carnivorous snails.
An exception is a type Edentulina moreleti - it is herbivorous and also viviparous.
All streptaxids fairly well-developed radula but Careoradula perelegans - the only known gastropods without Radulov.
On the whole, 66 species of snails family Streptaxidae were listed in 2010.
Some of them:
- Edentulina alluaudi (Madagascar)
- Edentulina arenicola (Madagascar)
- Edentulina battistinii (Madagascar)
- Edentulina gaillardi (Madagascar)
- Edentulina glessi (Madagascar)
- Edentulina intermedia (Madagascar)
- Edentulina metula (Madagascar)
- Edentulina montis (Madagascar)
- Edentulina simeni (Madagascar)
- Edentulina stumpfii (Madagascar, Seychelles)
Green carnivorous snail
Streptaxidae inhabit such countries:
South America, Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka, the Andaman Islands, Southeast Asia and the Philippines, Canary Islands.
Edentulina obesa lives in East Africa and Tanzania.
In our nursery Edentuliny contained in these conditions:
Temperature - 20-25 ° C, requires proper ventilation.
Humidity - 60-70%.
Primer - a thin layer of coconut fines and leaf litter or forest land with leaf litter. Living sphagnum moss or any other forest moss.
Terrarium - vertical type with the presence of branches (edentuly quite subtle and flexible snails cling well to the surface and rarely fall asleep on the bottom of the cage), driftwood and small pond. The size of the cage at least 30 * 30 * 40 cm for 3-5 snails.
Food. Edentuliny - predators, so they eat live food, as that can eat:
-zofobasa larvae (one species of beetles, predatory snails fed without its head )
-live snails (vinogradok, chains, small Achatina etc .; about 3.1 snail per day, depending on size)
Edentulina cf obesa/martensi - Cameroon green snail
LAND SNAILS ... Introduction
LAND SNAILS ... Care
LAND SNAILS ... Introduction
LAND SNAILS ... Care
Due to the large quantity of land snails species and the new yearly discoveries we will shortlisted the famous and most colorful and strange shape of these creatures . yet this hobby is challenging for the most of hobbyists ..
All Picture here and below is courtesy to :