Prietocella barbaraCommon name: Small Pointed Snail

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Reported from southern parts of Australia.

Description: This snail grows a shell to approximately 10 millimetres in length. It colour is variable but usually has a creamy-white background with brown markings.

Notes: This snail is native to Europe. It has been introduced to Australia and become a pest species by causing grain contamination. Over summer, they are often found in leaf litter at, or just below, the soil surface and under stones and stumps.

References: GRDC

Atlas of Living Australia


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