Australian land snails are almost always dextral i.e. they have a right hand opening. A few rare species are sinistral [left hand opening]
Common form with right hand opening:
Rarer left hand opening:
Border Ranges Staircase-snail
The Snail Whisperer joined a group of scientists on the Bush Blitz at Carnarvon Station this week. Bush Blitz is Australia’s largest nature discovery project.
Early indications are that at least 6 new species of land snails have been discovered during the survey.
One of the new species-Simon Hudson’s Woodland Snail (Pallidelix simonhudsoni Stanisic, 2015)
Read Alison Wilson’s story of the fun they had collecting snails and finding new species. Alison and Chris are the managers of Carnarvon Station Reserve
Watch this space for more!