Acanthinula aculeata

Acanthinula aculeata is a species of minute, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluskor micromollusk in the family Valloniidae.

Acanthinula aculeata
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Shell of Acanthinula aculeata
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A. aculeata
Binomial name
Acanthinula aculeata

DescriptionEdit

For terms see gastropod shell.

The 1.9-2.1 mm. shell is slightly higher than wide and brown in colour. The periostracum bears ribs ( elevated, radial ridges) with characteristic spines. The aperture is circular. The animal is grey on the dorsum and tentacles. The foot and sole margin are white.[2]

DistributionEdit

This species is found in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Great Britain, Ireland, Ukraine[3] and elsewhere.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Müller O. F. (1774). Vermivm terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum, et testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Volumen alterum. pp. I-XXVI [= 1-36], 1-214, [1-10]. Havniæ & Lipsiæ. (Heineck & Faber).
  2. ^ Animalbase (Welter-Schultes)
  3. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.

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