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 https://grdc.com.au/resources-and-publications/grdc-update-papers/tab-content/grdc-update-papers/2013/03/controlling
Atlas of Living Australia https://bie.ala.org.au/species/urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:80dab110-942c-4c45-952c-601cfe361343
BOLD Systems http://v3.boldsystems.org/index.php/Taxbrowser_Taxonpage?taxid=462143
These snails were gathered together under a piece of wood sheltering from the February heat.