Helix pomatia

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Helix pomatia
Conservation status
NE
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Pulmonata
Family: Helicidae
Genus: Helix
Binomial name
Helix pomatia
Linnaeus, 1758
Shell of Helix pomatia

Helix pomatia is the edible snail, also known as the 'Burgundy' or 'Roman' snail. It is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial gastropod in the family Helicidae. It is cooked and eaten as an escargot.