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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Helix lucorum

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Helix lucorum

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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Description

The shell of Helix lucorum

This species of snail makes and uses love darts.

Adult snails weight about 20-25 g.[3]

Distribution

Europe[2]

  • Eastern Europe - East region of Black sea - Georgia|[4]

, Ukraine[5]

Asia: Israel[6]

Ecology

The size of the egg is 4.4 mm.[7] 2–3 months old juvenile snails weight 0.5-0.9 g.[3]

References

  1. ^ IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2009.
  2. ^ a b http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=277677 cited 5 May 2007
  3. ^ a b Danilova A.B. & Grinkevich L. N. (2012). "Failure of Long-Term Memory Formation in Juvenile Snails Is Determined by Acetylation Status of Histone H3 and Can Be Improved by NaB Treatment". PLoS ONE 7(7): e41828. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041828.
  4. ^ Mumladze. L. 2013. Shell size differences in Helix lucorum Linnaeus, 1758 (Mollusca: Gastropoda) between natural and urban environments. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 37: 1-6.
  5. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.
  6. ^ Commonwealth of Australia. 2002 (April) Citrus Imports from the Arab Republic of Egypt. A Review Under Existing Import Conditions for Citrus from Israel. Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Australia. Caption: Gastropods, page 12 and Appendix 2.
  7. ^ Heller J.: Life History Strategies. in Barker G. M. (ed.): The biology of terrestrial molluscs. CABI Publishing, Oxon, UK, 2001, ISBN 0-85199-318-4. 1-146, cited page: 428.
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