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Haplotrema vancouverense (Robust Lancetooth)

I don't have a good snail guide book (I have never found one), but Robert Forsyth seems to be working on a snail guide book for BC. He was kind enough to offer his opinion on this snail photo:
Hi John,

I've taken a look at your photo. It is a haplotrematid (family 
Haplotrematidae), and is a half-grown individual. Not being able to see more 
clearly some fine details of shell micro-sculpture, I cannot be entirely 
certain of its Identification, but I'd say (about 85% certain) that it is 
Haplotrema vancouverense -- the Robust Lancetooth snail, a common (and one of 
the larger) species of land snail along the BC coast. 

Hope that this helps.


Thanks Robert!

Camera: Nikon F100
Date: Friday, September 5th, 2003
Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (slide)
Focal Length: 105mm
Lens: 105mm f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor
Photographer: John Harvey
Region: North America, Canada, British Columbia
Scientific Name: species related to Haplotrema vancouverense (Robust Lancetooth)
Tag: motion blur, shell, snail
Larger image: 2000 x 1334
Raw image: 1756 x 1171

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