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Mesodon zaletus

Common Name: Toothed Globe
Mesodon zaletus
Mesodon zaletus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Polygyridae
Genus: Mesodon
Species: Mesodon zaletus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The toothed globe snail has a 1" wide, rounded shell witha spiral shape. The outer lip of it’s shel is broadly reflected, and has a denticle, or small projection on the shell surface.

Habitat & Range

They can be found in hardwood forests throughout the Northeastern US and into Michigan and Canada.


Toothed globe snails eat decaying plants and fungi.

Featured image by James Dake


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