20 February 2009

Reproduction of Rumina saharica

Rumina saharica is one of the land snail species with decollated shells originating from the Mediterranean area. They have been introduced to many parts of the world far away from their homelands.

A short paper of mine on the mating as well as selfing (reproduction without mating) of Rumina saharica was published in the Zoology in the Middle East near the end of last year. I just uploaded a pdf copy of the paper here.

A brief description of the mating of Rumina saharica and a color picture of mating snails are in this post.

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