Two new snail species discovered in The Netherlands


This video says about itself:

Freaky snail sex scene in the midst of nature. Footage- “Microcosmos.” “Sexy Boy” by Air sets the mood.

Two snail species, new for The Netherlands, have been discovered.

They are a recent imigrant, the originally southern European land snail Xerotricha apicina (Lamarck, 1822), discovered for the first time in The Netherlands in a coastal dune area near IJmuiden (Noord-Holland province).

And Balea heydeni, a species which has been in The Netherlands for a long time, but had not been recognized as a separate species due to similarity with another species.

Tahitian tree snails: here.

Extinction of Aldabra banded snail: here.

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