Life cycle and population dynamics of Alinda biplicata (Montagu, 1803) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) 

Elżbieta Kuźnik - Kowalska

Department of Systematics and Zoogeography, Institute of Zoology, Wrocław University, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
Abstract

Based on monthly quantitative sampling it has been found that Alinda biplicata (Mont.) reproduces in June, July and August; juveniles grow at a rate of ca. 1 whorl/month and reach maturity in the third/fourth year of life. Adults live more than one year, the total life span being at least 4 years.

Key words
Clausiliidae; Alinda biplicata; life cycle
Folia Malacologica (1998) 6: 33-37
First published on-line: 2009-03-16 00:00:00
http://dx.doi.org/10.12657/folmal.006.005
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