The Georgian Helix Snail (Helix atrolabiataor or Caucasotachea atrolabiata) is a spiral-shaped invertebrate gastropod (stomach-footed) mollusc in the Helicidae family of. land snails. An invertebrate does not have a backbone.
It grows to about 2.5-4.5 centimetres (1-2 inches) in length.
The Georgian Helix Snail is found in the Caucasus region of Georgia. It is a common snail that lives near limestone rocks in humid conditions. It does not like mountain forests, sub-alpine areas, or dry places.
It eats leaves, bark, and decomposing food. It is a detritus feeder. Detritus means food waste or rotting organic matter.
It lays small eggs, which hatch into juvenile snails.
Location of photographs: Natural History Museum of Georgia in Tbilisi, and in the National Botanical Garden of Georgia in Tbilisi
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM