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Xerotricha conspurcata  (Draparnaud, 1801)
Main synonym = Helix conspurcata    Draparnaud, 1801
Taxonomical Classification:  Animalia / Mollusca / Gastropoda / Eupulmonata / Hygromiidae
English name not known     Maltese name not known
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A terrestrial snail with a rounded, shell measuring 3.3-4.5 x 4.8-6.8 mm, with 4-5 whorls. It is light brown with tan or darker brown spots and short stripes randomly distributed over the entire shell. Juveniles have hairs covering the shell, approximately 0.2-0.3 mm long (becoming absent in the adults) and hence the term 'trichia' in the genus name which means hairs.
Special contributor, data input & photos for the Mollusca section courtesy of Owen Mifsud




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