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Asian Tramp Snail
Summary
The Asian Tramp Snail is a serious vine and market garden pest, that has become well-established in eastern Australia from Melbourne, Victoria, and around Bega on the south coast of New South Wales northwards to the Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Queensland.
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European Garden Snail
Summary
The European Garden Snail is a very common garden and agricultural pest originally from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, but is now a widespread invader throughout the world. Occurs throughout most of southern and eastern Australia and northwards to the Atherton Tablelands in north-eastern Queensland.
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Fraser's Banded Snail
Summary
Fraser's Banded Snail is a native snail species that is quite large, its shell reaching a diameter of up to 56 mm. The shell ranges from a tawny yellow to dark brown base-colour with many black spiral bands and a dark area behind the outer lip. It occurs from around the Clarence River region in northern New South Wales northwards to about Gympie in south-eastern Queensland.
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Giant Panda Snail
Summary
The Giant Panda Snail is Australia's largest land snail, the shell of which may reach 90 mm in height. This species is often encountered in the rainforests around Brisbane, particularly at night after rain when they are out feeding on fungi. Giant Panda Snails occur as far south as Barrington Tops in NSW.
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Red-triangle Slug
Summary
The Red-triangle Slug is common in the greater Brisbane region of south-eastern Queensland. This species which lives in coastal forests from around Wollongong NSW north to Mossman in northern Qld has many colour forms.
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Steve Irwin's Treesnail
Summary
Steve Irwin's Treesnail is a strikingly coloured treesnail described in 2009 in memory of the late Steve Irwin, wildlife warrior, environmental educator and Queensland Museum medalist. It occurs in the Central Wet Tropics region of north-eastern Queensland.
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Spike-top Apple Snail
Summary
Apple Snails are freshwater snails commonly sold in the aquarium trade for the purpose of keeping aquarium glass clean of algae. However, if released, these snails, native to South America, are a potentially serious biological threat to the waterways of Australia.
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Fine-speckled Semi-slug
Summary
The Fine-speckled Semi-slug has an attractive, medium-sized, ear-shaped shell with a silky, amber-green appearance. It lives under logs and fallen palm fronds in rainforest and drier forests, and can frequently be found in suburban gardens. It is found from Taree in New South Wales northwards to about Rockhampton, Queensland.
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Orchid Snail
Summary
The Orchid Snail is often cursed by greenhouse gardeners and orchid growers. This miniature invader, originally from North America only reaches about 6 mm in diameter. It ranges from southern Victoria to north-eastern Queensland.
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Glossy Turban Carnivorous Snail
Summary
The Glossy Turban Carnivorous Snail belongs to a family (Rhytididae) whose members prey on invertebrates such as earthworms and also on other snails. It ranges from the Barrington Tops in New South Wales to about Nambour in south-eastern Queensland.
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Land Snails, Slugs and Freshwater Snails
Summary
The terrestrial environment is home to a vast array of snails and slugs. Many native land snails and slugs live in the moist layers of litter on the forest floor and other moist habitats such as rotting logs, under rocks or beneath debris. In eastern Australia, they are particularly diverse in rainforest areas. The freshwater environment also hosts a variety of snails.
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Richmond River Keeled Snail
Summary
The Richmond River Keeled Snail has an elevated spire and a strikingly-keeled shape. It occurs in the forests of Tamborine Mountain and Lamington National Park near Brisbane.
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Pale Banded Snail
Summary
The Pale Banded Snail has, as the common name suggests, a pale, yellowish shell with many strong, dark brown spiral bands. It also has a dark brown patch behind the outer lip and on the umbilical region on the base of the shell. It ranges from about the Tweed river region in northern New South Wales northwards to the Broadsound Range, north-west of Rockhampton, and inland to the Carnarvon area, Queensland.
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