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Helix aperta
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

informal group Pulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora

Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Helicidae
Genus: Helix
Species: H. aperta
Binomial name
Helix aperta
Born, 1778

Helix aperta, also known as Cantareus apertus, and commonly known as the green snail, is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails.

This species of snail makes and uses love darts.


This species is not listed in the IUCN red list - not evaluated (NE)[1]

H. aperta is native to Europe primarily near the Mediterranean Sea, and also North Africa. It has also been introduced to other areas, including Australia:

  • Western Australia - nonindegenous[2]


  1. ^ 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>. Cited 8 May 2007.
  2. ^ 2. Helix aperta (Born)

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