Common White Snail
Common White Snail
Dead, hole
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)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Common White Snail (Cernuella virgata)
This Photo:     Shell ~6mm diameter
Other names: Common Garden Snail, Maritime Gardensnail or Vineyard snail

Thank you Mike Burrell, Kevin Huang & Dr Kevin Bonham AM for confirming the id of this species for us

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

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This species is classed as If (Foreign Introduction)