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Old Sunday 23rd June 2013, 13:20   #1
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Snail ID (UK)

I recently photographed this large snail ( shell approx 30mm dia ) on the North Downs in Surrey and would appreciate if anyone has any idea as to its actual ID.

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Old Sunday 23rd June 2013, 13:27   #2
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Looks like Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758 (Roman Snail), habitat and location right (just possibly a very bleached and pale Helix aspersa Muller, 1774 (Garden or Common Snail), but as you describe it as large i assume it was noticeably bigger than aspersa)
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Old Sunday 23rd June 2013, 13:28   #3
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Agree.

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Thirded (with the note that many works now refer to the Garden snail as Cornu aspersa rather than Helix aspersa).

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Old Monday 24th June 2013, 08:06   #5
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The rather shallower sutures, making the whorls seem less 'bulging' / flatter, the coarse growth lines and the rather fine striations, along with the somewhat faint, continuous stripes without patterning and the very pale body rule out Cornu ( Helix ) aspersa Common Garden Snail. IMO.

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