Inflectarius smithi



Inflectarius smithi can be found in the states near the southern end of the Appalachian mountain range. Specimens have been found most commonly in the states of Alabama and Tennessee in the United states (Encyclopedia of Life, 2012). No specimens have yet been recorded outside of North America (EOL, 2012).

The map shown is that of North America and two states are highlighted in orange to represent where Inflectarius smithi can be found: Tennessee and Alabama. Permission from Encyclopedia of Life <>

Inflectarius smithi can be found under logs and rocks, usually on wooded hillsides and ravines (Hubricht, 1985). It is a calciphile, so it lives in areas where there is plenty of calcium available to help with its shell and overall growth (Hubricht, 1985).

A few of the Inflectarius relatives that share a similar location as Inflectarius smithi are Inflectarius inflectus and Inflectarius rugeli (Durson, 2010). These two snails can be found in forested areas under leaf litter, logs and rocks (Durson, 2010).

Inflectarius smithi shares its habitat with many different organisms. Most common would be a vast variety of insects that dwell in or on the forest floor, rodents like mice that tend to eat a variety of things including snails, and shrews that also have snails as a food source (Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2009). Specific predators for Inflectarius smithi has not been made exclusively known, but one can assume that most animals that have snails as a food source in their location could be a potential predator for them.

To learn how they have adapted to their environment and how to protect themselves from predators, go to the Adaptation page.





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