(Jay, 1839). Incremental striations uniformly weak. Slackwater Elimia 558 pp. Floridobia vanhyningi Shell sculpture with incremental striations only. Definitive identifications may require anatomical dissections and reference to other literature. 132). Apex in about middle of shell. Snails and slugs are favored by high humidity. They have been found in extremely high numbers in some crop fields, including corn, cotton, and peanuts, in home gardens, and around farm buildings adjacent to fields. Some shells may be heavily encrusted with mineral deposit and algae, which may obscure details of the sculpture and color. 160, 163, 166). Aphaostracon xynoelictus Shells | Shell Collecting | Nature - Jacksonville, Florida. Graphite Elimia The family attains its greatest diversity in Southeast Asia. Wm. Euglandina rosea, a common predator of snails and slugs in Florida. Figure 4. Slugs benefit from having shelter such as plant debris, so removal of boards, rubbish, piles of brush, and other debris will help limit slug numbers. Elimia athearni The bio-economic importance of snails to environmental issues has become increasingly relevant because of the impact that economic development has on Florida waterways. 1961, Seaman and Porterfield 1964). Aphaostracon hypohyalina Umbilical perforation narrow, 1/8 – 1/10 diameter of shell. Photograph by Lyle Buss, University of Florida. Shell generally thin but strong; whorls of spire strongly convex with deep suture (Figs. Three occur in Florida. Shell unicolor brown, never mottled with reddish spots. Land Snails. 72-74). bd74. A small operculum is present. NotogiIlia wetherby Umbilicus open, although very narrow in some species; occasionally closed. Micromenetus d. dilatus Spire usually about equal to or greater than height of aperture (Figs. Widely umbilicate. Sculpture above periphery of whorls consisting of sharp spiral chords and distinct vertical ribs; shell attenuate. 1979a. The common name of this snail is based on the ability of the snail to leap when disturbed, a feat assisted by the presence of an unusual dorsal enlargement at the posterior end of the foot. They will travel long distances, especially during rainy evenings, and can frequently be found inactive, but clinging to elevated structures, in the daytime. (Walker, 1905). Metaldehyde-containing baits have long been useful, and remain available (Meredith 2003). Lioplax pilsbryi pilsbryi Sculpture consisting of fine incremental threads, and spiral striations that may become obsolete at maturity. Vertical ribs smooth along the periphery, strongly developed (Fig. Size small I I to medium, 8-12 mm in length. Like most snails, activity increases after rainfall (Gammon 1943). Suture deeply impressed. Seminole Siltsnail The mouth of the shell is not flared, but is edged in white. Outer lip nearly straight and parallel to axis of shell in adults (Fig. Planorbula armigera wheatleyi 140-146). Brackish-water genera, Onobops and Heleobops, that are common in Florida are omitted. Radial riblets on entire surface of shell except apex. Shell transparent or translucent. Two occur in Florida. 2). 131). (Thompson, 1968). Comparison of Otala lactea (Müller, 1774) and Otala punctata (Müller, 1774). Fine vertical ribs present on uppermost whorls. Slough Hydrobe Snails matured and commenced egg deposition in about 42 days, and did not require cross-fertilization to reproduce. It may range from being quite conical, resulting from an elevated spire, to globose, which is almost spherical in form, to depressed or discoidal, which is nearly flat. Adult shell without lamella on interior walls of aperture. Plane of aperture nearly vertical when viewed from the side. Only Elimia is found in Florida. Apical whorls raised to form a point on top of spire. Newborn shells white. North American freshwater snails: species list, ranges and illustrations. Body whorl rounded (Fig. Miscellaneous Publication of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 6: 1-213. (Thompson, 1968). Color uniform olive-green, never banded (Fig. Scatter a few granulated menthol crystals on the water surface and allow the container to sit for 10-15 hours, at which time the snails should be extended from the shell and insensitive to probing with a needle. The best known classes of molluscs are the Gastropoda (snails and slugs), Bivalvia (clams, oysters, mussels and scallops) and Cephalopoda (squids, cuttlefishes, octopuses and nautiluses). This manual recognizes 113 species and subspecies that occurring in Florida and the list will increase with time. Other families occur elsewhere in North America and in other continents. Shell shape characteristics that are used as a rough guide to identification of Florida applesnails follow. 97). Shell distinctly carinated above and below; both apex and base funnel-shaped. Although varied in appearance, this snail typically is light brown, with dark brown stripes. (Clench & Turner, 1956). Other snails are amphibious, moving freely between wet and dry habitats. This is essential in the case of the Hydrobiidae. Young giant African land snail, Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica Férussac, 1821). It was well received, and it served the interests and needs of many people. 7-9). The colony has been doing great â¦ (Thompson, 1968). (Sowerby, 1878). This snail has a yellow-brown shell with 4 whorls, the last whorl about twice as wide as the preceding whorl. Operculum with concentric growth rings around nucleus (Figs. 107, 108). Hydrobiids are small- to medium-sized operculate snails that live primarily in brackish and fresh water. Shell sculptured with prominent nodes overlapping suture and forming crenulations. 159-161). Whorls of spire less rounded. Dorsl surface of penis with a few elongate superior tubercles that form a weakly defined U-shaped pattern. This area is sloped in my yard and drains well. Glass snails, as their name says, mostly live on meadows, under stones and in moss. Some molluscicide-containing products include carbamate pesticides (alone or in combination with metaldehyde), as these also may be toxic to molluscs. Black-crested Elimia) Elimia albanyensis (Lea, 1864). The fixative may damage the shell, but that is unimportant for anatomical purposes. (Lea, 1962). Click on images to enlarge them. Armored Siltsnail Suture more deeply impressed than in 77a. The deterioration process is not reversible. (Say, 1829). Endemic New World genera occur in Cuba, Jamaica, and northern South America. (Lamark, 1822). Laevapex peninsulas Choctaw Lioplax Rhapinema dacryon Terminal lobe of penis slender. (Vail, 1979). This latter character, though not appearing on all specimens, is rather diagnostic. Outer lip strongly sinuous. Reducing the amount of irrigation may similarly deny them the moist environment they prefer. Malacological Review, Suppl. Littoridinops palustris Aperture ovate; baso-columellar angle not extended; basal lip not indented. Mating requires high humidity, and often occurs following precipitation. Thompson, F.G. 1968. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. Six species are known to occur in Florida. Length of shell 2.0-2.5 mm (Fig. Conical Siltsnail 148). (Anthony, 1860). They are variable in their shell characteristics, and some samples may be difficult to identify. Although expensive to implement, copper can be used to ring entire gardens to prevent invasion by molluscs. Parietal margin of operculum convex. Figure 15. The genus is difficult to diagnose by shell characters because the three species are very dissimilar. It has been relocated to other parts of the world, including Hawaii, India and many islands in the Pacific region in an attempt to control invasive snails such as giant African land snail, Achatina fulica (Férussac, 1821). 2002. Some species that are endemic to Florida springs live in environments with nearly constant temperatures and apparently reproduce continuously throughout the year. (Linnaeus, 1758). (Thompson, 1968). 2000. Length of shell up to 5 mm. In California, which has a Mediterranean climate similar to its native range, it is viewed as a more serious pest. Shell generally elliptical in outline. Gardeners wage an unceasing war on bugs, fungus and bacteria in their gardens, swinging pruners and â¦ The distributions of the native land mollusks of the eastern United States. The one and only Florida Tiny House Festival, November 21-22, 2020, at The Villages Polo Club in The Villages, Florida. (Pfeiffer, 1839). The shell color of these snails is quite variable, ranging from milky white and nearly lacking pigmentation to quite dark brown, with pronounced stripes. 5: 1-140. The bodies of large snails, such as viviparids and pilids, should be pulled from the shell. Hatia pomilia hendersoni Fossaria modicella Shell with or without bands; slender; Suture deeply impressed; upper whorls with a strongly carinate periphery (Fig. Olive NeriteNeritina usnea(RÃ¶eding, 1798). Prominent vertical ribs on middle and upper whorls. 39). The shape of the snail changes with maturity. Apex with fine radial striations (Figs. Viviparus contectoides limi, new name for V. c. compactus Pils. Shell squat, compact, cylindric-conical in shape, thick and opaque. University of Florida Size smaller than last species, seldom exceeding 10 mm in width (Figs.194-196). Opercula should be glued to cotton plugs and replaced within the aperture. Umbilicus closed or narrowly perforate. Te, G.A. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK. Mihalcik, E. L. & F. G. Thompson. Some hydrobiid snails from Georgia and Florida. Apex slightly behind and slightly to the right of midline. Apex of shell flat, though it may be raised above the periphery of the last whorl (Figs. Sculpture consisting of incremental striations only. 93). Apical whorls pointed and raised, but not scalariform. 137, 139). The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has positively identified a population of Giant African land snails (GALS) in Miami-Dade County. Many marine snails have a retractable covering on the dorsal end (upper tail) of the foot which serves to close the shell opening (aperture), which is called an operculum. 1918. Bulletin of the Environmental Protection Agency, EPA-600/3-82-026: i-vi, 1-294. Aperture widely separated from preceding whorl. Euglandina rosea is native to the southeastern U.S., and is quite common in woodlands and gardens in Florida. It occurs widely in South America and also now is found in Arizona and California. Thompson, F. G. 2000. Vertical sculpture reduced to irregularly spaced and uneven growth striations or low undulating ribs. 1940. Adults about 5 mm long (Figs. Mantle diffusely pigmented or unpigmented. It is 3–5 mm high. The following key is modified from Basch (1963). The perforate dome, Ventridens demissus (A. Binney, 1843), dorsal view. One to several dark growth-rest varixes usually present on last whorl. Shell unicolor, never banded. i-xxxvi, 1-530 pls. Basch (1963) recognized five valid species. The legs of greenhouse benches or the trunks of trees, for example, can be ringed with copper strips to deter these animals from crossing. Whorls shouldered above near suture (Fig. After the snails have been in the fixative for a few minutes to several hours, depending upon their sizes, they should be rinsed in water and transferred to 70 percent ethyl alcohol. In contrast, in Otala punctata the dark color of the rim tends to be more abbreviated. Those available covered only part of the state or part of the fauna. Nuclear whorl 0.41 mm in diameter transverse to initial suture. Length of shell about 2.2-2.8 mm long (Fig. Genera that serve as intermediate hosts for schistosomatid trematodes have been studied extensively. Umbilicus closed. 15). J. Clench and Ruth P. Turner (1956) published a survey of the fauna from the Suwannee River west to the Escambia River. Acanthinulas also under dead wood and in the duff in woody places. Shell unicolor, with distinct vertical sculpture in addition to strong spiral sculpture. 120). Outer lip of aperture arched forward (Figs. (Conrad, 1834). Otala punctata occurs in almost the same areas of Europe, namely Spain, France, and now Italy and Malta. This family includes four North American genera, Amnicola, Dasyscia, Colligyrus and Lyogyrus, and the European genus Marstoniopsis and some Asian genera. (Vanatta, 1934). 118). This is a moderately sized snail, measuring 18–25 mm in diameter and 11–18 mm high. Embryonic shell with a strong peripheral spiral chord that continues onto following whorls (Fig. (Say, 1825). Whorls generally arched. Olkowski W, Daar S, Olkowski H. 1991. Spurwinkia: Morphology, systematics, and ecology of’ a new genus of North American marshland Hydrobiidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). 159, 162, 165). It also carries a gram-negative bacterium, Aeromonas hydrophila, causing several disease symptoms in people, especially those with compromised immune systems. These snails donât live in the freshwater but they live on the land and try to find the places near the trees and plants to live. Shell rounded at the periphery (Figs. Other bait formulations contain boric acid as a toxicant; while also safer than metaldehyde, boric acid seems to be much less effective than iron phosphate (Capinera, unpublished). In previous editions of the manual species of Floridobia were placed in the genus Cincinnatia. Shell narrow, terete or cylindric-conical with a moderately impressed suture. Floridobia wekiwae Penis with 3 papillae along right margin (Fig. Hebetancylus excentricus Last whorl distinctly shouldered. Apex distinctly convex in outline. Accessory crest present. Shell medium to large (12-75 mm). 1962. Laevapex is a North American genus. Most snails are either beneficial or harmless. Introduction to the Physidae (Gastropoda, Hydophila): biogeograhy, classification, morphology. Campeloma limum Shell conical to ovate-conical. 170, 173). Aperture free from, or only in slight contact with, preceding whorl. Snails and slugs are susceptible to traps (Olkowski et al. It secretes an epiphragm during such periods. Apex nearly straight-sided or concave in outline. Alien non-marine snails and slugs of priority quarantine importance in the United States: a preliminary risk assessment. Apex less than 0.4 times length of shell. (This character separates only the genera under consideration; genera from other areas of the world do not conform to this distinction.) Elimia doolyensis Average length about 5.5 mm (Figs. Sculptured with regularly spaced, fine, incremental threads and spiral striations; spiral striations evident only on base of whorls in some specimens. Aperture relatively shorter, about half or less the length of the shell. Sci. As noted previously, the real risk to economically important plants is from Pomacea caniculata, but it is not known from Florida, despite some reports to the contrary. (Thompson, 1968). Squaremouth Amnicola Aperture of shell closed by an operculum (snail must be collected live because the operculum is lost soon after death). Little is known about these animals, and diverse opinions exist as to how many species are recognizable. Embryonic shell with fine vertical ribs and a heavy spiral chord on periphery and two basal spiral chords (Fig. Over 500 species of Elimia have been described, most on the basis of shell characters. Thompson, F.G. 1979. Curator of Malacology. (Reeve, 1860). The aperture may have a single blunt tooth, though this is often absent. Sexes strongly dimorphic in size, males about half as long as females. I have hundreds of tiny white snails in my yard and grass is dead. 1-69. Adult shell about 4-5 mm high; umbilicus wide; columellar margin of the aperture concave in outline (Fig. The aquatic snails of the Family Hydrobiidae of peninsular Florida. 82). Umbilicus wide (Fig. 54). Their spire is often short and reduced, especially in comparison with other families. (Say, 1829). Adults about 6-8 mm wide (Figs. Melanoides tuberculata Lobe and flagellum with various patterns of dermal glands (Fig. Aperture elliptical and usually attached to preceding whorl; 4.1-4.5 whorls present. The number of subfanilies recognized in the Hydrobiida is unsettled. In the adult stage, Z. provisoria is 25–30 mm in width, about 20 mm high, and possesses 4–5 whorls. This separation is based on the angle of intercept between the upper edge of the shell opening (aperture) and adjacent (interior) whorl. They are commonly found on live aquatic plant stems, dead leaves and sticks, and on bottles and cans. (Pfeiffer, 1839). Shell keeled or strongly angular at the periphery (Figs. U-shaped superior crest not enclosing longitudinal crests. Shell relatively thin. 1964. Superficially, the milk snails may resemble the brown garden snail, Cornu aspersum (Müller, 1774) (also called Helix aspersa or Cantareus aspersus) an important pest snail in California and a quarantine issue for Florida. Finding snails in your garden, home, or aquarium can be frustrating. Snails can be annoying pests, particularly if you're a gardener. It is good practice to apply baits after a site is watered or irrigated, as this stimulates mollusc activity, increasing the likelihood that baits will be eaten. Malacological Review, 19: 85-86. Spiral angulation on last whorl obsolete or bluntly rounded and forming a shallow sulcus below shoulder of last whorl. Baker, F.C. (March 2006). Aperture elliptical in shape; spire slenderer and slightly convex in outline; suture moderately impressed suture; parapical crest reduced in size. 153). It is best to use a combination of control methods for your yard care. 204-207), often eroded in older specimens. Rawlings TA, Hayes KA, Cowie RH, Collins TM. Photograph by Lyle Buss, University of Florida. Figure 6. Radial striations present or absent Laevapex Walker, 1903. 80). The only snail among the Pomacea applesnails in Florida that feeds on higher plants is Pomacea maculata. It also is known from several of the islands in the Caribbean region and from Costa Rica. The shell of Marisa cornuarietis may be yellow, tan, brown, or brick red, and usually bears darker stripes. Nuclear whorl slightly protruding, 0.29-0.41 mm in diameter transverse to initial suture. Umbilical perforation wide, 1/6 to 1/8 diameter of shell. They may kill by ingestion of the bait, or by contact. Frequently the shells of ampulariids and viviparids are very similar. Shell sculptured with vertical, weakly curved ribs and much finer spiral striations. Melanoides turricula Shell cylindric-conical, solid opaque; 4.5-4.9 moderately rounded whorls. In parthenogenetic organisms each population is inbred in the strictest genetic sense, and frequently a population will have minor characteristics that distinguish it from others. Florida Applesnail Pilsbry, H. A. Figure 3. Life history of the terrestrial snail, Barrientos Z. Aperture non-operculate; mantle cavity modified into a lung. The coloration of the aperture and the embryonic shell is not consistent within single population samples, and the contour of the outer lip is highly variable within single drainage systems and with the age of the specimens examined. Photograph by Lyle Buss, University of Florida. Mantle cavity with gill on dorsal surface. Taylor recognizes twenty-three genera based on the soft anatomy. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/ State of California Department of Agriculture Bulletin 32: 173-187. If a Dwarf Crayfish gets its tiny claws on something it will likely try to eat the victim. 44). This indigenous species is found throughout peninsular Florida, and elsewhere in the southeastern USA, west to Texas. (Walker, 1908). 127); superior tubercles on penis arranged in oblique longitudinal series. 22). The other two are Ventridens cerinoideus (Anthony 1865), which is known as wax dome, and Ventridens volusiae (Pilsbry, 1900), which is known as Seminole dome. Aperture relatively large with fine, uneven, serrate denticles along parietal wall (Fig. 1998. Hershler, R. & F. G. Thompson. Dense Hydrobe Figure 25. Field tests with a molluscicide containing iron phosphate. Among the most interesting of the molluscs are the snails. 16, 29). However, in Otala lactea the dark color extends along the rim of the opening to its most distant point from the center of the shell. Suture deeply impressed, forming a channel. Veliger, 45:269-271. Figure 19. 38). The snails that are plant pests are discussed here; the plant feeding slugs are covered in Terrestrial Slugs of Florida. Hubricht L. 1985. Amphibious; moves by step-like mode of progression (Fig. Important diagnostic characteristics for subfamilies, genera, and species are found in the female reproductive system, the male reproductive organ (the penis), and modifications of the radular teeth. Most species are disc-shaped or planular, as is implied by the name PLANORBIDAE. Parapical crest of verge greatly enlarged. Fieldiana (Zoology) New Series 24. Length of shell 2.4-3.4 mm (Fig. 1969. (Haldeman, 1841). Thompson, F. G. & R. Hershler. Most inhabit fresh water, but some also occur in brackish water. 1943. 1991. 1934. Review of the Planorbidae of Florida with notes on other members of the family. It is presented in the form of key supplements with illustrations and habitat information to facilitate identifications. Shell medium-sized, 2.8 – 3.5 mm long; spire 0.9 – 1.1 times length of aperture; shell with 4.2-4.7 whorls (Fig. (Lea, 1858). Penis with 7-50 papillae along right margin and 1-4 papillae along distal third of left margin (Figs. Eight species have been proposed. They are in the grass, the soil, our driveway, on the garage door, on the front steps, the walkway, everywhere! Umbilicus of shell closed. Although the shell of this snail does resemble a ram's horn, the term 'ramshorn' is normally reserved for snails of a different family, Planorbidae, so use of this name is discouraged. Carib Fossaria Reduce their population by trying to manage their living conditions. Body whorl relatively narrow, not conspicuously enlarging near aperture (Fig. Body whorl angular. 112), occurs in the Ocmulgee River system in Georgia. Shell dull. Body whorl uniformly rounded peripherally (Fig. Interior of aperture livid white. (Lea, 1842). Shell elongate conical, spire high. Shell conical with strongly arched whorls and a deeply impressed suture. They look like Heliacus to me. Rasp Elimia Marisa has a planorpoid (flattened) shell form, and usually bears several dark spiral stripes on the whorls. Laevapex diaphanus (Thompson, 1968). Apical whorls depressed; body whorl obtusely angular above and sharply carinated around funnel-shaped umbilicus. Barker GM. Shell nearly smooth, sculptured with irregular growth striations. Live snails for shell studies should be preserved in 70 percent alcohol. Observing plants at night may reveal the presence of marauding molluscs, even where there are no signs of their presence during daylight. Adults with six teeth in aperture, two on the parietal wall and four on the palatal wall. The genus is found along the east coast of North America from Maryland south to Tabasco, Mexico. Shell larger, thicker, and opaque; spire 0.9-1.3 times length of aperture; with more than 4.2 whorls; penis flagellum with glandular crests. Newly hatched rosy wolf snail, Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821). 7: 97-110. Shell usually squarish or rectangular in shape. The ribs (ridges) are fine, not pronounced as in Zachrysia provisoria. 715 pp. Penis with different arrangement of papillae than above. Shell elongate-conical; 10-40 mm long in adult specimens; apex of spire usually eroded; shell with 8-12 whorls although eroded specimens may have fewer; shell usually strongly sculptured with spiral and/or vertical ribs and threads (except in Elimia dickinsoni); central tooth of radula without basal or lateral cusps (Fig. Shell globose with a short depressed spire; body whorl ample; umbilicus closed. Shell highly variable in shape; freshwater forms olivaceous or brown; adults with about 4.5-6.0 whorls; about 3.5-4.5 mm long (Fig. Useful sources of information on terrestrial snail pests include Barker (2001, 2002) for general information, Hubricht (1985) for distribution, Pilsbry (1940) for identification, and the www.jaxshells.org Web site for images and regional information. Operculum corneas, without pegs on inner or outer surface. The systematic relationships of the hydrobiid snail genus Nymphophilus Taylor, 1966 and the status of the Subfamily Nymphophilinae. 63). Southern flatcoil, Polygyra cereolus (Mühlfeld, 1818). As is the case with a copper barrier, however, this does nothing to suppress any that are already present, and the diatomaceous earth is easily disturbed by rainfall and irrigation, so it works best in arid environments. Amnicola is a widespread genus in temperate North America. Shape highly variable, usually disc-shaped but some specimens with flat-topped raised spire. 69). It is represented in North America by Viviparus. Two subfamilies occur in North America. 124). 56). Outer lip straight in lateral profiles. It is a serious pest of rice in Southeast Asia. 68); lobe and flagellum with various patterns of dermal glands; central tooth of radula with basocones located on reflected margin of tooth (Fig. Pilsbry, H. A. The family contains many genera and numerous species in South America, Central America, Mexico, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The epiphragm is basically a mucus secretion, but sometimes contains calcium carbonate for reinforcement, making it hard and durable. Evolution has proceeded primarily through reproductive and trophic specializations. Thiarids are found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Population dynamics and spatial distribution of the terrestrial snail, Blinn WC. Photograph by Lyle Buss, University of Florida. Throughout the 19th and 20th Centuries malacologists made frequent field trips to explore river systems that were poorly known, and to revisit others that were renown for their rich and unique assemblages of species. Channeled Applesnail Papilla with a duct that leads to a blind caecum in nape of snail. Malacological Review, 12: 87-88. 10-12). It should be remembered that it is only a key which emphasizes shell characters. Shell depressed. On sibling species and genetic diversity in Florida Goniobasis (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia, Pleuroceridae). 145). 91). Cuban brown snail or garden zachrysia, Zachrysia provisoria(L. Pfeiffer, 1858) (Family Pleurodontidae [Camaenidae]) Deliberately introduced to the Miami area from Cuba in the early 1900s, it now is the most abundant of the large terrestrial snailsin south Florida but can be found as far north as Tampa and Orlando. Shell discoidal, grayish-white in color; transparent when fresh. Shell large, 80-100 mm wide. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, (456): 1-6. Physella gyrina aurea Female ovoviviparous with about 15 large embryos in uterus. (Fig. This genus of minute freshwater snails is endemic to the Florida peninsula. Rock Springs Siltsnail I see that you're in Eddy Co., NM. 1905. However, the milk snails are relatively flattened or depressed, being only about 2/3 as high as wide, whereas brown garden snail is globose, almost as tall as wide. Penny Sprite) Micromenetus floridensis (Baker, 1945). 121). Cymbal Ancylid 113). 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