Garden Snail
Ventral, retracted
Ellura
Common White Snail
Umbilicus
 
                      
Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Molluscs (Mollusca) - Gastropods, Slugs, And Snails (Gastropoda)
Order: Land Snails & Slugs (Stylommatophora)
Family: Typical Snail (Helicidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Garden Snail (Cornu aspersum)
This Photo:     Ventral, "foot"

Thank you Thomas Mesaglio & Dr Kevin Bonham AM for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
The shell was ~28mm long & ~23mm high. 4 eye stalks. They don't seem to have an obvious umbilicus (centre hole).
They are very variable in colour & pattern making id difficult.
We normally mirror some images to always have the head point to the left. Kevin said "As snails and slugs are not symmetrical it is best not to reverse photos of them as genuinely reversed specimens are very rare natural freaks." As such, we have now put them all in there natural orientation.
We photographed 3 specimens in Apr & Dec.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 24-Apr-2019
This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)