Menetus dilatatus facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMenetus dilatatus
F. C. Baker, 1945
The shell is small, of a yellowish green-color, minutely wrinkled by the lines of growth. The spire is flat, composed of 2.5-3 whorls, separated by a well-defined suture. The outer whorl has a sharp margin on a level with the spire, diminishing near, but still modifying, the aperture. Below this line the whorl is very convexly rounded so as to encircle a small, deep, abruptly formed umbilicus. This whorl rapidly enlarges, and terminates in a very large, not very oblique aperture, with the lip expanded so as to make it trumpet-shaped.
The width of the shell is 2–3 mm. The height of the shell is 0.9 mm.
Its non-native distribution includes:
- Czech Republic - non-indigenous, in Bohemia around Elber river and in Southern Bohemia
- Great Britain
This snail lives in freshwater biotopes.
This article incorporates public domain text from the reference.
- Goodchild C. G. & Fried B. (1963). "Experimental Infection of the Planorbid Snail Menetus dilatatus buchanensis (Lea) with Spirorchis sp. (Trematoda)". The Journal of Parasitology 49(4): 588-592. JSTOR.
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