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FLORIDA TREE SNAIL Liguus fasciatus

Order: Family: FNAI Ranks:

U.S. Status: FL Status:

Stylommatophora Bulimulidae (Orthalicidae)

  • L.

    f. matecumbensis—G3T2/S2

  • L.

    f. septentrionalis—G3T2/S1

None Species of Special Concern

© Bill Keogh

© Jeff Ripple

Description: A large snail (adults 1.6 - 2.7 in. = 40 - 70 mm) with a high conical shell of variable thickness and texture. Background color is white or cream. Although sometimes solid white, the shell is more often marked with streaks or bands of variable color (yellow, brown, pink, green) and width. Apical whorl (shell tip) and columella (inner shell spiral) are white or pink. Snail body is grayish tan without markings.

Field Guide to the Rare Animals of Florida

Florida Natural Areas Inventory, 2001

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