Habitat & Geography

Euchemotrema hubrichti is only known to be found in the limestone bluffs in the Larue-Pine Hills region of Union County in southwestern Illinois. Leslie Hubricht found this species of snail here when he searched a moist ravine. There are very few areas in this region where the snail is abundant. Generally, it is common in areas that have flat rock shelves, are shaded, and have one or more Eastern red cedars (Juniperus virginiana) close by (Anderson, 2012).

            Although E. hubrichti does not interact with other animal species often, other organisms that live in the same habitat include various species of birds, such as the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), many kinds of mammals, and other species of snails (USDA, 2012).

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