Life cycle and population dynamics of Helicodonta obvoluta (O. F. Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae)

@article{Maltz2003LifeCA,
  title={Life cycle and population dynamics of Helicodonta obvoluta (O. F. M{\"u}ller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae)},
  author={Tomasz K. Maltz},
  journal={Folia Malacologica},
  year={2003},
  volume={11},
  pages={63-88}
}
  • T. Maltz
  • Published 10 December 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • Folia Malacologica
Life cycle of Helicodonta obvoluta (O. F. Mull.) was studied in the field and in laboratory. Mating lasts 2–3 hrs and includes: meeting of the partners, recognition, courtship dance, copulation, resting phase and parting. No spermatophores were observed upon dissection of a total of 90 adult individuals which seems to indicate that H. obvoluta does not produce them. The egg-laying snail embeds anterior part of its body 4–6 mm deep in rotting timber. The egg-laying lasts from about a dozen hours… 
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