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Newbie needing help with ID of Florida Tree Snail
06-26-2010, 07:24 PM,
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Newbie needing help with ID of Florida Tree Snail
I need help in identifying this Tree snail found on a concrete pillar located on a fresh water canal Holly Hill, Florida Volusia County.

<a href="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/paulsox12/Tree%20Snail/DSCN6306.jpg" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106/paulsox12/Tree%20Snail/DSCN6306.jpg">http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w106 ... CN6306.jpg</a><!-- m --></a>

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07-01-2010, 02:42 PM,
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Newbie needing help with ID of Florida Tree Snail
This appears to be in the Family Bulimulidae, probably a species of Drymaeus.  At first I was thinking Drymaeus dormani, a common Florida species, but it doesn't look quite right for that species.  It really looks more like Drymaeus interpunctus, which however is a South American species. Perhaps an introduced specimen?

<a href="http://www.ashbreure.nl/snailblog/files/tag-drymaeus.html" target="_blank"><!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.ashbreure.nl/snailblog/files/tag-drymaeus.html">http://www.ashbreure.nl/snailblog/files ... maeus.html</a><!-- m --></a>

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07-01-2010, 04:34 PM,
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Newbie needing help with ID of Florida Tree Snail
Thank you very much for your help Paul. It sure does look like Drymaeus interpunctus. Do you think it could have escaped from a nursery? Perhaps it was on a plant imported from Paraguay. Very interesting website on Paraguay Tree snails by the way.
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