Chillagoe Spiny Snail

Kingdom: AnimaliaP10c

Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Gastropoda

Sub-order: Pulmonata

Family: Camaenidae

Genus: Tolgachloritis

Species: campbelli

 

The Chillagoe Spiny Snail (Tolgachloritis campbelli) is a medium sized Camaenid with a brown shell and an orange-brown body with a darker dorsal area and tentacle. Its distinguishing feature is the rough radial ridges overlain by small scales bearing spine-like setae.

Growing to about 12 mm, the snail can be found in vine thickets and limestone outcrops living in litter and under rocks in the Chillagoe limestones of far north Queensland.

Additional Information:

Atlas of Living Australia

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