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DescriptionA buff-coloured snail that grows up to 5 mm high. The animal has a cylindrical snout ending in a rounded mouth disc. It has a peculiar looping gait.Abscission of the earlier part of the shell is presumably an adaptation to an interstial habitat.
The taxonomy of the Gastropoda has been recently revised (see Ponder & Lindberg 1997, and Taylor 1996). Ponder & Lindberg (1997) suggest that Mesogastropoda should be included in a monophyletic clade, the Caenogastropoda.