Georgian Helix Snail

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. 

Georgian Helix Snail

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.

Georgian Helix Snail
Georgian Helix Snail
Georgian Helix Snail
Georgian Helix Snail
Georgian Helix Snail
Georgian Helix Snail

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

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