Inflectarius inflectus




Phylum Mollusca inhabits a wide range of habitats including regions as far spaced as the tropics to the polar seas (Hickman et al. 2009).  Molluscs originally occupied the sea where an abundance of food was found before moving to freshwater and terrestrial habitats (Hickman et al. 2009).  Included in the terrestrial molluscs is our snail, Inflectarius inflectus. This snail's habitat contains a wide range of American States and Canadian Provinces.  The map below shows that Inflectarius inflectus specifically inhabits regions of Texas through Kansas, east to Virginia and West Virginia, then north to Indiana and Michigan (Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, 2008). Canada's Province Ontario is also home to this snail (Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources, 2008).  Inflectarius inflectus can be found within caves along rocky, wooded areas like Baxter Springs, Kansas (Franzen, 1944). 




United States : AL, AR, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, OH, OK,

                     TX, VA, WV, TN 

     Canada    : ON

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