Pollicaria elephas – Growth series!


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Species: Pollicaria elephas

Author: (de Morgan, 1885)

Locality: Limestone hill near Tambun WaterPark, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Size: 33.7~39.6mm

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self-collected near summit, under leaf litter in the forest, Aug 2019. These interesting snails are giants among the pupinids; some large species have been discovered lately but this species remains iconic since it’s discovery. The babies look like cyclophorus without the lip; which I did not collect as I want to keep strictly to the ethics but I have this series of specimens which displays the lip formation. Also interesting is that they develop the operculum as they grow their lip and fully formed adult have a thickened lip about 5mm. The shell also gradually thickens as they mature. This is the only one which I collected in a series.

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