Wild Florida Photo - Drymaeus dormani

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Drymaeus dormani

MANATEE TREESNAIL

Florida native

Endemic to Florida

 

A small snail found on saw palmetto plus orange and grapefruit trees in Florida north of Lake Okeechobee. Endemic to north and central Florida.
These small tree snails have thin, fragile shells that are translucent to transparent. Mature snails have a slightly flared aperture lip and shells 25-30mm (1 to 1-3/16 in.) long. Typically there are three to four spiral rows of brown squares on the body whorl. These markings may be faint or lacking on some snails.

 
Drymaeus dormani is a member of the Bulimulidae -  family.
 

















For more information on this species, visit the following link:
UF IFAS Featured Creatures page for tree snails

Date record last modified:
Oct 21, 2018