How to Identify Terrestrial Gastropods

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So on my search to start collecting snails I figured that it might be a good idea to gain as many skills in identification as possible. There are two major reasons for this. One the legal side of accidentally taking a snail that is endangered/illegal to transport and so on. The second reason is because there are carnivorous snail (meaning they eat other snail eeekkk!!).

During my research I found this site, it is basic but you have to start somewhere right. The tool was designed to help with learning common characteristics that are used to identify terrestrial snail and slugs too.

See Link below:

http://idtools.org/id/mollusc/identification.php#introduction

In addition don’t miss the fact sheets (left menu), they are for all kinds of snails.

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