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


Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) prefer living in habitats such as; swamps, marshes, lowlands and river and creek beds because all of the common characteristics that these snails find favorable. Some common characteristics of these habitats include but are not limited to , being generally a moist environment, providing plenty of shade and cover to protect the snails from potential predators This cover may be in the form of fallen tree branches, leaves or tall marsh grasses (Pilsbry, 1939-1948; Oughton, 1948; Miller, 1966).


Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) are found throughout the northern half of the United States, however are not present in South Atlantic states spanning from Texas to North Carolina (Pilsbry, 1939-1948).  States in which fossil records have been established or states in which Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) currently inhabit include: Arkansas, California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia(Hubricht,1985).

 Euconulus fulvus (Müller 1774) enjoy a number of different food sources, to find out what they are check out the Nutrition page.


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