Like many land snails, the Striped Whitelip is monoecious, or hermaphroditic, which means that it has both male and female gonads (Solum, 2011). Even though each snail has both reproductive parts, these snails must have another snail to mate with if the species population is to increase its genetic diversity.

Land snails display internal fertilization and usually lay less than 200 eggs per mating season. Unlike many of marine ancestors, most land snails exhibit a direct life cycle, where an embryo develops into a snail, without a larval stage (Solum, 2011).

While Webbhelix multilineata and N. albolabris have been known to come into contact within each other’s habitat, neither mate with the other, creating no hybrids (Emberton, 1988).


  Does the snail interact with any other species?