While some snails can be found underwater, the Striped Whitelip is terrestrial, which means that it lives on land. Generally, the snail can be found in the Eastern to Midwest regions of the United States, but has also been found in Canada. Specifically, the snail has been found in Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin, and West Virginia, Ontario, and Quebec (Cordeiro, 2009).

Make sure to look in wetland, river floodplains, wet meadows, and marshes, because these are the natural habitats for the Striped Whitelip snail. When in any of these locations, make sure to look along the ground, as the gastropod can be found on leaf litter, moss and saturated soil while using logs, rocks, moss hummocks and hillocks for protection and cover (Hotopp, 2005).



How has this snail adapted over time?