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ACTIVE DISGUISE IN LAND SNAILS : NAPAEUS BADIOSUS ( GASTROPODA , PULMONATA , ENIDAE ) FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS

@inproceedings{Yanes2010ACTIVEDI,
  title={ACTIVE DISGUISE IN LAND SNAILS : NAPAEUS BADIOSUS ( GASTROPODA , PULMONATA , ENIDAE ) FROM THE CANARY ISLANDS},
  author={Y. Yanes and Javier Mart{\'i}n and Juan and D. and Delgado and M{\'a}ria and R. and Alonso and M. Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez},
  year={2010}
}
Some snails disguise the shell with a covering of soil or other material. Among species in the Canarian enid genus Napaeus, some rock-dwelling species cover the shell with lichens; in one of these, N. barquini, the process is known to be active. In some ground-dwelling species the muddy covering may be acquired passively, as for example in N. variatus. Napaeus badiosus is a snail with an almost smooth shell which is not disguised in the field. It normally rests out of sight of predators. Four… Expand
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