Cantareus apertusCommon name: Green snail

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Established in the Perth area.

Description: This snail grows a shell to approximately 25 millimetres in diameter. Its colour is a uniform green to dark brown. It doesn’t have any bands or other markings. The body is a cream colour.

Notes: This snail has been introduced to Australia and become a pest species. It damages most vegetables, cereals and grasses.

If this snail is found outside the Perth metropolitan area it should be reported to the Department of Agriculture and Food.

References: Department of Agriculture and Food.