Felipponea iheringi (Pilsbry, 1933)

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felipponea iheringi
Juvenile shells
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felipponea iheringi
Juvenile shells
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felipponea iheringi
Juvenile shells
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First hand info on Felipponea iheringi: Contribution by Fábio André Faraco (Portuguese version).

Shell: Neritoid (the species name indicates this already) with distincive difference between male and female snails (see picture above).
The shell of this snail is quite heavy and thick.
Colour: olive green with faint brown bands.
Operculum: corneous
Body: Dark.

Eggs: Aquatic eggs in gelatineous clutches.

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Aquatic eggs in a gelatineous mass.
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Juvenile Felipponea iheringi snail.
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felipponea iheringi
Felipponea iheringi snail eating lettuce.
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Habitat:
Lives in streaming, oxigen rich water (hence to absense of a breathing siphon).
Distribution:
Rio Uruguai, departamento de Paysand˙, Uruguai.

 

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