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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Suborder: Eupulmonata
Infraorder: Stylommatophora
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Cepolidae
Genus: Polymita
Beck, 1837

Polymita, is a genus of large, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Helminthoglyptidae.

The shell of this species is large, brightly colored, and has numerous color varieties.

Type species of the genus Polymita is Polymita picta.

These snails are endemic to Cuba.


Poymita creates and uses love darts as part of its mating behavior.

Species within the genus Polymita

  • Polymita picta
  • Polymita venusta
  • Polymita sulphurosa
  • Polymita muscarum
  • Polymita versicolor
  • Polymita brocheri


  • Lots of good info at: [1]


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Unassigned core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Aizoaceae
Genus: Polymita
Species: P. albiflora - P. diutina - P. pearsonii - P. steenbokensis


Polymita N.E.Br., 1930.


  • The International Plant Names Index Polymita.
  • Brown, Nicholas Edward, 1930: Gardeners' Chronicle. London, Ser. III. lxxxvii. 72, in clavi.
  • GBIF .


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