Kansas Land Snail – Allogona profunda

Allogona profunda (Say, 1821)
Broad-banded Forestsnail
Family Polygyridae

Allogona profunda [~27 mm, Location: Johnson Co, KS]

Identification: 19-27 mm (about 1 inch), subglobose, aperture reflected, umbilicus wide, a thickening or wide tooth on basal loop of peristome; according to Leonard (1959) the brownish color banding may or not be present in Kansas specimens.

Habitat: wooded floodplains and hillsides are suitable habitat, especially with flowing water in a stream or river channel; associated with woody and leafy debris.

Map: rose = baseline distribution (Leonard 1959 and Hubricht (1985); black dot = new collection.

Kansas Status: This species is confined to the northeast corner of the state, probably at the edge of its western range.

 

 

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