Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900) "Jumping Snail"

Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900)

Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900)

Ovachlamys fulgens (Gude, 1900)

    On underside of a plywood square resting on an English Ivy/Bordergrass bed next to swimming pool pump, Ortega Forest, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 6/27/2013. The shell measures 4 mm. in maximum diameter. This is the first time that this exotic species has been found in northeast Florida. The species is native to the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, but has been present in southeastern Florida since at least 2003.

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