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Helix aperta
Conservation status
NE
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.

Distribution

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]

References

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

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