Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) - (Brown Hive Snail)


This website is all about the snail Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) or commonly known as the brown hive. Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774)  is a terrestrial land snail.  Brown Hive Snails are part of the class Gastropoda, which are the largest and most diverse class of mollusks with around 40,000 species(Hickman et. al, 2009). Mollusks are understudied; not to mention, non-marine mollusks have the highest number of extinctions compared to any other taxonomic group. Therefore, it is very important to study these organisms to learn more about how they live and perhaps learn how we can help these truly unique species avoid extinction. As you explore this site you will be able to find information about Euconulus fulvus  (Müller 1774)  (Brown Hive Snail) classification, the meaning of the name, where this snail is located, along with the habitat it is most commonly found in, what it eats, and how they reproduce. Also, in the picture gallery there are multiple images of this particular snail. I hope you enjoy time!   If you have any questions, comments, or concerns and would like to contact me please visit the page.

A special thank you to all of the generous individuals who granted me permission to used their amazing images of Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774).

Mr. Aydin Örstan

Mr. Francisco Welter-Schultes Animal Base- Euconulus fulvus

Ms. Suzanne Anele Gastropod diversity in the boreal mixedwood forest of northern Alberta - variation among forest types and response to partial harvesting

Mr. Bill Frank

Mr. Brian Eversham

To see where Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) fits into the tree of life head over to the Classification page.

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