New data on sinistral and scalariform shells among roman snail Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758 in Poland

Jerzy Błoszyk

Department of General Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland

Tomasz Kalinowski

Department of General Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland

Zofia Książkiewicz, e-mail: zofia.ksiazkiewicz@gmail.com

Department of General Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland

Krystyna Szybiak

Department of General Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Abstract

As seen from the literature, each occurrence of sinistral and scalariform shell abnormalities among gastropods may have importance for variously aimed studies (e.g. ecological, developmental, genetic) due to the rarity of such abnormalities in nature. Three new records of atypically developed shells of the Roman snail: one sinistral (Wielkopolskie Province) and two scalariform (one record in Wielkopolskie Province and one in Mazowieckie Province) are reported. 

Key words
Helix pomatia;  shell abnormalities; Poland
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Folia Malacologica (2015) 23: 47-50
First published on-line: 2015-03-04 11:01:14
http://dx.doi.org/10.12657/folmal.023.004
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