Helix pomatia prefers low-lying chalk and limestone areas but can be found up to 1830 meters in altitude. They can also be seen in vineyards, gardens, thickets and parks. They require a habitat that is humid with fairly constant, mild temperatures; and they cannot tolerate heavy rains or direct sunlight.
Range elevation: 1830 (high) m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: savanna or grassland
Other Habitat Features: suburban ; agricultural
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