Sunday, 25 May 2014

Candy-Striped Land Snail (Liguus virgineus)

 This is the colourful candy-striped land snail (Liguus virgineus), and it’s only found on Haiti, Dominican Republic and Cuba. For years its colourful shell made a popular souvenir for travellers visiting these Caribbean islands, but now a law forbids people from harvesting the shells and selling them.

2 comments:

  1. Very colorful...I wonder if there are any poachers of such a snail?

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