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Helix pomatia
(snail, edible)

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Helix pomatia (snail, edible)

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  • Last modified
  • 22 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Helix pomatia
  • Preferred Common Name
  • snail, edible
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Mollusca
  •       Class: Gastropoda
  •         Subclass: Pulmonata
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Helix pomatia

Preferred Common Name

  • snail, edible

International Common Names

  • English: snail, roman; snail, vineyard
  • Spanish: caracol borgones; caracol comun de las vinas; caracol de las vinas
  • French: escargot de Bourgogne; escargot des vignes; vigneron

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: vinbjergsnegl
  • Germany: Schnecke, Weinberg-
  • Italy: Chiocciola vigniuola; Elice ortolana
  • Netherlands: Wijngaardslak
  • Sweden: desirees snaecka; drottning; munksnaecka; vinbergssnäcka

EPPO code

  • HELXPO (Helix pomatia)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Mollusca
  •             Class: Gastropoda
  •                 Subclass: Pulmonata
  •                     Order: Stylommatophora
  •                         Suborder: Sigmurethra
  •                             Unknown: Helicoidea
  •                                 Family: Helicidae
  •                                     Genus: Helix
  •                                         Species: Helix pomatia

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020
Continent/Country/Region Distribution Last Reported Origin First Reported Invasive Reference Notes

Europe

DenmarkPresent
FrancePresent
GermanyPresent
ItalyPresent
SwedenPresent
SwitzerlandPresent
Union of Soviet Socialist RepublicsPresent

North America

CanadaPresent

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Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, 2001. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

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