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Pupilla triplicata

Pupilla triplicata
Six shells of Pupilla triplicata, scale bar in mm
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. triplicata
Binomial name
Pupilla triplicata
(Studer, 1820)[1]

Glischrus (Pupa) triplicata Studer, 1820

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


The distribution of this species is central-European and southern-European[2] and includes southern Europe from the Pyrenees to the Alps, the Carpathians, Crimea, northern Turkey, Transcaucasia and central Asia to Lake Baikal.[3]

The species occurs in a number of countries including:

Pupilla triplicata has a scattered distribution, and populations in lower altitudes are threatened by habitat destruction.[3]


The shell of Pupilla triplicata is much smaller than Pupilla sterrii and the other Pupilla species.[3] The structure of the surface is finer.[3] Whorls are convex.[3] The cervical callus is present but not extremely strong.[3] There are usually 3 teeth in the aperture.[3]

The height of the shell is 2.2-2.8 (up to 4) mm.[3] The width of the shell is 1.4 mm (shell diameter should not exceed much 1.4 mm).[3]


Pupilla triplicata lives in grass near limestone rocks, in dry and sunny habitats, often in limestone rock rubble with xerophilous vegetation.[3] It lives mainly between 300 and 1000 m, and in Switzerland up to 2600 m in altitude.[3]


This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.[3]

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