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Oxychilus alliarius

Common Name: Garlic Glass-Snail
Oxychilus alliarius
Oxychilus alliarius

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Oxychilidae
Genus: Oxychilus
Species: Oxychilus alliarius

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The garlic glass-snail has a 3/16" wide shell. The shell is translucent and brown in color. It is spiral-shaped and flattened.

Habitat & Range

They are found n deciduous forests, pine groves, and near human habitations. They are non-native to North America but can be found along the coasts in the Cayuga Lake region. They are native to Europe.


When disturbed, it emits a garlic-like odor.

Featured image by James Dake


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