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Helicarion cuvieri

4 A Semi-slug at Namadgi National Park

Helicarion cuvieri at Namadgi National Park - 27 Aug 2019
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Identification history

Helicarion cuvieri 18 Dec 2020 tpreston
Gastropoda sp. (class) 29 Aug 2019 michaelb
Gastropoda sp. (class) 29 Aug 2019 NickiTaws

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Author's notes

Shell was approximately 10-12mm diameter.

4 comments

michaelb wrote:
   29 Aug 2019
This is a very good sighting. Hopefully we'll get a Gastropoda expert before too long. It is similar to the Otway Black Snail, Victaphanta compacta, see:
https://alisonpouliot.com/colac-otways-shire/otway-black-snail-victaphanta-compacta-6956/

There are several species of Victaphanta listed on ALA:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:93e29b6f-2c4a-442a-8276-6b4003740b61
and
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:93e29b6f-2c4a-442a-8276-6b4003740b61#classification

Perhaps we have a more local species... suggestions welcome.
Greggy wrote:
   30 Aug 2019
Wondering if this could be a semi-slug, something like Helicarion masteri? That species has been found in Namadgi before? I think there is also at least one species of undescribed semi-slug in the Brindabella's.
michaelb wrote:
   30 Aug 2019
Thanks Greggy
I've added Helicarion mastersi to our taxonomy since it has been recorded locally:
https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:c13fcca1-2839-448e-a644-18e1e4047f63
tpreston wrote:
   18 Dec 2020
This snail was kindly identified as H. cuvieri by Michael Shea via the facebook group "Snails of Australia" and co-author of the field guide "Australian Land snails". Absolutely beautiful species, I hope to see more of these on CNM.

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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