Fringed Slitmouth

Stenotrema barbigerum

A small terrestrial snail found in some parts of the south-eastern USA.
Stenotrema barbigerum - Fringed Slitmouth Snail Small, brown, terrestrial snail with long, coppery hairs on its shell surface. Many scientists hypothesize that these hairs are an adaptation for movement through wet habitats. NatureServe lists Stenotrema barbigerum as G3/G4 (Globally Vulnerable). On a national level (in the US), S. barbigerum is listed as N3N4 (Vulnerable).

Habitat:
Resting on a red oak leaf in a moist, dense mixed hardwood forest. Fall,Fringed Slitmouth,Fringed Slitmouth Snail,Gastropod,Gastropoda,Geotagged,Helicoidea,Mollusca,Polygyridae,Snail,Stenotrema,Stenotrema barbigerum,United States

Appearance

A small, brown, terrestrial snail with long, coppery hairs on its shell. (LK)

Distribution

Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee

Status

Not uncommon within known rage.

Habitat

Wet environments.

References:

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http://explorer.natureserve.org/servlet/NatureServe?searchName=Stenotrema+barbigerum
http://eol.org/pages/452449/hierarchy_entries/58001108/maps
http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=287527
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionMollusca
ClassGastropoda
OrderStylommatophora
FamilyPolygyridae
GenusStenotrema
SpeciesStenotrema barbigerum