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Land snail from Cuba
02-02-2009, 12:03 PM,
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Land snail from Cuba
I send this land snail from Las Calaveras Beach near Varadero (Cuba). I don't have idea Wich speccie could be. Can you help me please. Thanks.
Rafa.
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02-02-2009, 01:37 PM,
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Land snail from Cuba
This appears to be a juvenile Cerion.  Initially the shell grows in an expanding spiral, like a trochid - which is what you have here - but the later whorls are all the same diameter, so the mature shell is cylindrical in shape.  This specimen has just the first few whorls.  There are many Cerion species/forms, many of which can be difficult to identify even when fully mature, so I can't venture a guess as to the species.
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