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Allognathus graellsianus

Allognathus graellsianus (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Mollusca
Classis: Gastropoda
Subclassis: Heterobranchia
Infraclassis: Euthyneura
Cohors: Tectipleura
Subcohors: Panpulmonata
Superordo: Eupulmonata
Ordo: Stylommatophora
Subordo: Helicina
Infraordo: Helicoidei
Superfamilia: Helicoidea

Familia: Helicidae
Genus: Allognathus

Allognathus graellsianus is a species of land snail in the family Helicidae, the true snails. It is endemic to Mallorca, one of Spain's Balearic Islands.[1] This taxa is the type species of the genus Allognathus.

The snail lives in cracks in rocks and walls and is only active when it rains.[1]


A. graellsianus presents a thin globose shell. It has from 4 to 4 ½ whorls of fast growth, showing 5 bands well separated and usually discontinued. The aperture is oval-rounded with a reddish brown reflected peristome. The umbilicus is completely closed.[2]

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