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Shelled Slug
Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Mollusca - mollusks »  class Gastropoda - gastropods »  order Pulmonata - pulmonates »  family Testacellidae »  genus Testacella

Other names

= Earshell Slug

Least Concern

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Description

Shell oval-auriform, depressed, rugosely striate, with a thin, readily deciduous epidermis ; apex minute, very short, not separated from the columellar margin; aperture rounded, usually dilated anteriorly ; columella and outer margin forming a distinct angle at their junction ; interior whitish pearly. Length, 6-10 mm.
Tryon, G.W. & Pilsbry, H.A.; Manual of Conchology. Second Series. Volume 1; Testacellidae, Oleacinidae, Streptaxidae, Helicoidea, Vitrinidae, Limacidae, Arionidae.
Author: Jan Delsing

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [431025]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [171079]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [d563ae80-0d70-47fb-bd73-4260396a778e]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 22 July 2015
EN Galli C.: WMSDB - Wolrdwide Mollusc Species Data Base July 10, 2013 [http://www.bagniliggia.it/WMSD/WMSDhome....] [as Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2013
CZ Pfleger V. (1999): České názvy živočichů III. Měkkýši (Mollusca), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 108 pp. [as Testacella haliotidea DRAPARNAUD, 1801]
Data retrieved on: 11 November 2013

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