Fruticicola fruticum

Fruticicola fruticum is a species of medium-sized, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the family Camaenidae. [2]

Fruticicola fruticum
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Camaenidae
Genus: Fruticicola
Species:
F. fruticum
Binomial name
Fruticicola fruticum
Synonyms
  • Bradybaena (Bradybaena) fruticum (Müller, 1774)
  • Helix fruticum Müller, 1774

Shell descriptionEdit

The shell of this species is globular with a deep umbilicus. The shell color is whitish or brownish.

The maximum shell dimension is about 22 millimetres (0.87 in).

DistributionEdit

Europe (until recently including the southeastern part of British Isles, where it was probably introduced.)

Life cycleEdit

The size of the egg is 1.9 millimetres (0.075 in).[10]

This species of snail makes and uses love darts during mating.

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]. Havniae & Lipsiae. (Heineck & Faber).
  2. ^ MolluscaBase eds. (2020). MolluscaBase. Fruticicola fruticum (Müller, 1774). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1001797 on 2020-11-26
  3. ^ Wolfgang Fischer (October 24, 2005). "Letzte Änderung am". Vienna. Retrieved April 13, 2007.
  4. ^ Juřičková L., Horsák M. & Beran L., 2001: Check-list of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic. Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem., 65: 25-40.
  5. ^ Check-list of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic Retrieved April 13, 2007
  6. ^ Jürgen H. Jungbluth. "Deutsche Namen für einheimische Schnecken und Muscheln". Retrieved April 13, 2007.
  7. ^ MollBase - Fruticicola fruticum - Genabelte Strauchschnecke - Atlas 1991 Retrieved April 13, 2007 (in German)
  8. ^ Anderson, Roy (2005). "An annotated list of the non-marine molluscs of Britain and Ireland" (PDF). Journal of Conchology. 38 (6): 607–637. ISSN 1753-2205.
  9. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.
  10. ^ Heller J.: Life History Strategies. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited page: 428.