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Nabeled pupa snail (Lauria cylindracea)

Nabeled pupa snail ( Lauria cylindracea )

Subclass : Orthogastropoda
Superordinate : Heterobranchia
Order : Lung snails (pulmonata)
Subordination : Land snails (Stylommatophora)
Superfamily : Pupilloidea
Family : Lauriidae
Scientific name
Steenberg , 1925

The lauriidae are a worm - Family from the subordination of terrestrial snails (gastropod). The family includes almost 50 species that are native to the Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor, the Black Sea region and the Central Atlantic Islands.


The housings are cylindrical to oval. Mostly they are small shapes. The postembryonic convolutions are usually ribbed radially. The mouth of the last turn usually rises from the turn level. The upper edge of the mouth is often almost straight, but not parallel to the suture. Usually two to seven teeth protrude into the mouth; the forms without teeth are rare. In the genital apparatus there is a penis with an epiphallus and a blind sac ( caecum ). The inner walls of the penis are provided with roughly spiral folds. The prostate has few acini ; it sits at the base of the albumin gland. There is also a penile appendix. The penis retractor is branched. The stalk of the spermathec has no glands; Diverticula are usually absent.

Geographical distribution and way of life

The family is widespread in the Mediterranean, Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor, Crimea, the Caucasus, and the Mid-Atlantic Islands ( Madeira , Azores, and Canary Islands ). Individual species have now also been introduced to other regions, for example. B. to North America ( British Columbia ) and New Zealand. The animals live in forests and meadows, especially under stones and in stone walls in dry, but also rather moist habitats under mosses and fallen leaves.


The family Lauriidae is considered by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005) as an independent family within the superfamily Pupilloidea . In contrast, Schileyko (1998) interprets the taxon as a subfamily of the Orculidae .

supporting documents


  • Philippe Bouchet & Jean-Pierre Rocroi: Part 2. Working classification of the Gastropoda . Malacologia, 47: 240-283, Ann Arbor 2005 ISSN  0076-2997
  • Jürgen H. Jungbluth and Dietrich von Knorre: Common names of land and freshwater mollusks in Germany (Gastropoda et Bivalvia). Mollusca, 26 (1): 105-156, Dresden 2008 ISSN  1864-5127
  • Anatolij A. Schileyko: Treatise on Recent terrestrial pulmonate molluscs , Part 1 Achatinellidae, Amastridae, Orculidae, Strobilopsidae, Spelaeodiscidae, Valloniidae, Cochlicopidae, Pupillidae, Chondrinidae, Pyramidulidae. Ruthenica, Supplement 2 (1): 1–127, Moscow 1998 ISSN  0136-0027

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Checklist of Terrestrial Molluscs in British Columbia Robert Forsyth PDF
  2. ^ GM Barker: Notes on the introduced terrestrial Pulmonata (Gastropoda - Mollusca) of New Zealand. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 48: 174-181, London 1982 ISSN  0260-1230
  3. Not Thiele, 1931 as MollBase claims. Cf. Philippe Bouchet and Jean-Pierre Rocroi: Corrections of authorship and date for gastropod (Mollusca) family-group names placed on the Official List and Official Index. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 58 (3) 2001


  1. Jungbluth & von Knorre (2007) recommend the name Tagged Puppet Snails as a common German name for this family . The trivial name Labeled pupa snail describes the species Lauria cylindracea and the transfer of the species name to the entire family does not make much sense, especially since there is only one species of this family in Central Europe. MollBase , on the other hand, uses the common German name Genabelte Puppenschnecken for the genus Lauria . That is why the unambiguous Latin name Lauriidae is used here.

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