New York Terrestrial Snail

Data: I am a biology major at the university of Buffalo, and I have collected three terrestrial snails as pets. I don't know what species they are. one with more stripes is Garfunkle, and the redder, single-striped one guessed it, Simon. They only seem to come in these two types outside: Yellower, multiple striped (Garfunkle) and varying degrees of red and organge with a single stripe (Simon)

Send Ideas to: Jennifer

  • Its the Grovesnail Cepaea nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Common name after Turgeon et al., 1998)...Henk M.

  • These are Cepaea nemoralis, the common garden snail introduced across north America from Europe...Peter E.

  • I am not an expert in land snails, but after reading these messages I recalled there was another species which resembles Cepaea nemoralis very much. In fact it resembles it so much, that both species can only be distinguised by means of the anatomy of the living animals. However, I was not able to recall the name of that particular species.
    I did a quick search on the internet, and the name of that species is Cepaea hortensis
    So, I am afraid that these mystery shells still remain a little bit of a mystery.
    I am by no means suggesting that Jennifer should dissect Simon and Garfunkel ;-)
    Cheers,... Pete


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