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Predatory land snail - Victaphanta atramentaria Found in eastern parts of Victoria this snail actively hunts other snails, slugs, earthworms etc. <br />
A bright red-orange foot; glossy black whorled shell with gold centre; dark red mottled body. <br />
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Predatory land snail - Victaphanta atramentaria

Found in eastern parts of Victoria this snail actively hunts other snails, slugs, earthworms etc.
A bright red-orange foot; glossy black whorled shell with gold centre; dark red mottled body.

Predatory land snail - Victaphanta atramentaria Found on the side of alpine mountain national park. Victaphanta atramentaria,carnivore,land snail

    comments (3)

  1. Wonderful find, Mark! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Ooh I love it! Would it make a good pet? I've got plenty of slugs and snails that eat my beans and peas!!!! Posted 2 years ago
  3. What a shiny shell! Gorgeous specimen! Posted 2 years ago

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''Victaphanta atramentaria'', common name the Gippsland black snail, is a species of carnivorous air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Rhytididae.

Similar species: Land Snails And Slugs
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Dec 11, 2017. Captured Nov 21, 2017 10:28 in Australian Alps Walking Track, Caringal VIC 3825, Australia.
  • Canon IXUS 285 HS
  • f/4.0
  • 1/79s
  • ISO80
  • 5.675mm