Fruticicola fruticum

…is a species of terrestrial pulmonate Bradybaenid snail which occurs in parts of Europe, including countries like Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine. Fruticicola fruticum is typically a whitish or brownish color and can reach a shell size of around 22 mm (0.9 inches)


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Fruticicola fruticum | ©Stefan Haller-Claude & Amandine Evanno

Fruticicola fruticum is a tiny land snail in the family Bradybaenidae. Its shell is yellowish (sometimes reddish brown or even violet), quite transparent, sometimes with color band at periphery. It has umbilicus open and deep (1/7 of shell diameter), and suture deep.

This species occurs in Europe.


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