Helicigona lapicida

Helicigona lapicida

Helicigona lapicida is a species of medium-sized air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Helicidae, the typical snails.

This species of snail makes and uses love darts.


This species is native to Europe, especially central Europe.

Shell description

The shell of this species is approximately 20 mm in maximum dimension. The periphery of the shell is sharply keeled. There is a wide umbilicus. The peristome around the aperture is white and strongly reflected and lipped. The shell color is grey-brown with some red brown patches.


Janus, Horst, 1965. The young specialist looks at land and freshwater molluscs, Burke, London

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