Saturday, August 28, 2010

Monster Rainforest Snails

I've just cleaned and photographed three snail shells that I found in the rainforest floor in Bulburin. Shortly I hope to have an identification of them, and will post the results here. In the meantime, gaze in wonder!

Snail shells

As you can see from the scale, these are mighty molluscs. The largest shell is 84 mm in length.


Anonymous said...

Is the smaller of the three the same species???

Margaret said...

No, CH, because the smallest one is of a very different shape. More rounded, more like what here in Australia we think of a garden snail--but bigger!