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Helix lucorum

Helix lucorum
live specimen of Helix lucorum
Conservation status
NE[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Helicidae
Subfamily: Helicinae
Tribe: Helicini
Genus: Helix
Subgenus: Helix
Species: H. lucorum
Binomial name
Helix lucorum
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms[2]
  • Helix anaphora Westerlund, 1889
  • Helix annosa Mascarini, 1892
  • Helix atrocincta Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix candida Mascarini, 1892
  • Helix elongata Bourguignat, 1860
  • Helix nigrozonata Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix presbensis Kobelt, 1905
  • Helix rypara Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix straminea Briganti, 1825
  • Helix straminiformis Bourguignat, 1876
  • Helix virago Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix yleobia Bourguignat, 1883

Helix lucorum is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail or escargot, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails.

Description

The shell of Helix lucorum

This species of snail makes and uses love darts.

Adult snails weight about 20-25 g.[3]

Distribution

Europe[2]

  • Eastern Europe - East region of Black sea - Georgia|[4]

, Ukraine[5]

Asia: Israel[6]

Ecology

The size of the egg is 4.4 mm.[7] 2–3 months old juvenile snails weight 0.5-0.9 g.[3]

References

  1. ^ IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. . Downloaded on 16 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=277677 cited 5 May 2007
  3. ^ a b Danilova A.B. & Grinkevich L. N. (2012). "Failure of Long-Term Memory Formation in Juvenile Snails Is Determined by Acetylation Status of Histone H3 and Can Be Improved by NaB Treatment". PLoS ONE 7(7): e41828. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041828.
  4. ^ Mumladze. L. 2013. Shell size differences in Helix lucorum Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) between natural and urban environments. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 37: 1-6.
  5. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.
  6. ^ Commonwealth of Australia. 2002 (April) Citrus Imports from the Arab Republic of Egypt. A Review Under Existing Import Conditions for Citrus from Israel. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia. Caption: Gastropods, page 12 and Appendix 2.
  7. ^ 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.

External links

  • http://szmn.sbras.ru/picts/Mollusca/Helix_lucorum.htm
  • http://www.jaxshells.org/818d.htm
  • http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=277677
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