SUBULINIDAE Fischer & Crosse

Vermeulen, Jaap J., Liew, Thor-Seng & Schilthuizen, Menno, 2015, Additions to the knowledge of the land snails of Sabah (Malaysia, Borneo), including 48 new species, ZooKeys 531, pp. 1-139: 93

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SUBULINIDAE Fischer & Crosse


Taxon classification Animalia Stylommatophora Subulinidae

Family SUBULINIDAE Fischer & Crosse  

Short description.

Snails. Shell small to very large, dextral (rarely sinistral), narrowly conical to cylindrical and more or less tapering towards the apex. Sculpture absent, or inconspicuous, radial riblets with usually subordinate spiral striation; rarely spiral keels present. Aperture without teeth or lamellae, peristome thin, not reflected. Umbilicus closed or open, narrow (Family description adapted from on Abbott 1989; Herbert and Kilburn 2004).

Habitat and distribution.

Scavengers of soil and litter. Globally distributed in the tropics and subtropics.