Photo of the day (16): Ampullariidae

Ampullariidae (apple snails) is a family of freshwater snails. Members of this family are the largest extant freshwater snails.

When searching for gastropods in tropical collection conservatories of Flora Olomouc I have found also these four large shells of apple snails. They are used as hanging flower pots for tropical plants.

Ampullariidae
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References:

Ghesquiere S. 2012: http://www.applesnail.net/ accessed 25 May 2012

 

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