Cernuella sp. (01)  Schluter, 1838    -    Sp. not det.
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Pulmonata / Hygromiidae
Maritime garden snail     Bebbuxu tat-Torok
Worldwide distribution:
Frequency in Malta:
Further Information:
Air-breathing land snails in the family Hygromiidae. The genus is considered to occur primarily in the Mediterranean, and some species such as Cernuella virgata are significant invasive species, agricultural pests, in parts of Australia. Cernuella species (namely C. virgata) has been recovered from the Roman Empire occupation of Volubilis, an archaeological site in present day Morocco.

Cernuella caruanae is endemic to Malta and Sicily and introduce in Libya. Identification of the species of Cernuella is assured only by anatomical dissection.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud

Search for Cernuella sp. (01)  in the following online resources:
Google Yahoo Lycos Wikipedia Index to Organism Names
Google Scholar Catalogue of Life EUNIS Database NCBI Database (inc. Pubmed) Scirus
Other Links and info
Funghi & Fauna Main Page Wild Plants Main Index Close This Window
Image Code:

(required to buy images in this page)
This website needs financial support through sponsors or advertisment - check here .
All material and data on this webpage is under the copyright of the author of this site - Stephen Mifsud / www.MaltaWildPlants.com / Malta. (2002-2010)
This research project about the flora of Malta is sponsored by: