Common White Snail
Dead, hole
Ellura
Adelaide's Planarian
 
    
Common White Snail (Cernuella virgata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Molluscs (Mollusca) - Gastropods, Slugs, And Snails (Gastropoda)
Order: Land Snails & Slugs (Stylommatophora)
Family: Small Land Snail (Hygromiidae)
Species: Common White Snail (Cernuella virgata)
This Photo:     Whole, dead
Other names: Common Garden Snail, Maritime Gardensnail, Vineyard snail

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), and elsewhere
These are easily confused with another introduced snail, the White Italian Snail (Theba pisana). The centre hole is covered, or nearly covered, with T. pisana. So a photo of the umbilicus is requred for definate identification. It was how we were able to id these specimens.
Matt Parr from iNaturalist says that T. pisana has a flatter top/spire and more inflated shell than Cernuella virgata. Thanks Matt

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 15-Jul-2016
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)