Helix aspersa

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Helix aspersa
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Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) on Limonium
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C. aspersum
Binomial name
Cornu aspersum
Synonyms

Helix aspersa Müller, 1774

Helix aspersa is the garden snail. They are often called a pest. Sometimes, it is called Cornu aspersum. Occassionally, it is called Cantareus aspersu or Cryptomphalus aspersus. They are native go Europe, though have spread elsewhere. [2] It is very similar, but smaller than the Roman Snail (Helix pomantia).

Helix aspersa
map showing where Helix aspersa are found in Europe

Food[change | change source]

snails eat leaves

These snails mainly eat plants, since they are herbivores.

Reproduction[change | change source]

Snails are both male and female. They are able to reproduce by themselves, though normally reproduce sexually.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Müller O. F. (1774). Vermivm terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum, et testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Volumen alterum. pp. I-XXVI [= 1-36], 1-214, [1-10]. Havniae & Lipsiae. (Heineck & Faber).
  2. "Garden Snail - Snail Facts and Information".
  3. "Reproductive System". The Garden Snail Resource.