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Helix lucorum is a species of large, edible, air-breathing land snail or escargot, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails.


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Numerous synonyms exist for Helix lucorum:

  • Helix anaphora Westerlund, 1889
  • Helix annosa Mascarini, 1892
  • Helix atrocincta Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix candida Mascarini, 1892
  • Helix elongata Bourguignat, 1860
  • Helix nigrozonata Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix presbensis Kobelt, 1905
  • Helix rypara Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix straminea Briganti, 1825
  • Helix straminiformis Bourguignat, 1876
  • Helix virago Bourguignat, 1883
  • Helix yleobia Bourguignat, 1883[2]

[edit] DescriptionEdit

[1][2]The shell of Helix lucorumThis species of snail makes and uses love darts.

The size of the egg is 4.4 mm.[3]

[edit] DistributionEdit

Europe[2]

  • Eastern Europe - Eastern coast of Black sea
  • Southern Europe - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Sardinia, Yugoslavia, Turkey
  • Western Europe - France (introduced)

Asia: Israel[4]

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