Romincka forest - a malacofauna refuge of European significance

  title={Romincka forest - a malacofauna refuge of European significance},
  author={Magdalena Elzbieta Marzec},
  journal={Folia Malacologica},
  • M. Marzec
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Biology
  • Folia Malacologica
ABSTRACT: A total of 60 species of land mollusc: 55 snails and 5 slugs were recorded in Romincka Forest as a result of malacological research of 16 sites, combined with additional qualitative search. Due to snail species richness Romincka Forest is among the richest within low-lying forests in Poland and within the whole Middle-European Lowland. It is especially rich in species belonging to the family Clausiliidae. Eleven of the snail species recorded: Columella aspera Walden, Vertigo… 

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