Euglandina rosea (Férussac, 1821) Feeding - Page Three

    The 48 mm. Euglandina rosea illustrated below was found aestivating on the wall of a residence in southeastern Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida on 2/22/2009 and placed in a makeshift terrarium with a 14 mm. Bradybaena similaris (Férussac, 1821) [Asian Trampsnail]. Almost immediately the Euglandina sensed the presence of a meal and attacked and firmly grasped the Bradybaena. The Euglandina, instead of immediately feeding on the Bradybaena, examined it closely for several minutes before swallowing it whole. After swallowing the Bradybaena, the Euglandina also swallowed a small living Triodopsis hopetonensis (Shuttleworth, 1852) [Magnolia Threetooth] that was also present in the makeshift terrarium. Image of the snail's gut showing prey

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