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Pupilla sterrii

Pupilla sterrii
Drawing of apertural view of a shell of Pupilla sterrii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Orthurethra

Superfamily: Pupilloidea
Family: Pupillidae
Genus: Pupilla
Species: P. sterrii
Binomial name
Pupilla sterrii
(Forster & Voith, 1840)[1]

Pupa Sterrii Forster & Voith, 1840

Pupilla sterrii is a species of minute air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Pupillidae.


This species has a scattered distribution and occurs in a number of areas including Eurasia: the Alps and Carpathians to Turkey and NW China[2]

In lower altitudes the species is threatened by continuous habitat destructions.[2]


The shell is light horny coloured, weathering grey, finely ribbed.[2] Whorls are strongly convex with deep suture.[2] The aperture is with 2 teeth.[2]

The height of the shell is 2.8-3.5 mm.[2] The width of the shell is 1.6 mm.[2]


Pupilla sterrii lives in grass in very dry and sunny areas of limestone rock, between stones, and on dry meadows on calcareous substrate.[2] In north Italy it occurs up to 2800 m.[2]

This species is Ovoviviparous.[2]


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