Snails at Alice Lake

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  1. Hulio

    Hulio Active Member

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    https://youtu.be/S3toozoKy48

    I saw a few of these up at Alice Lake Provincial Park, just north of Squamish. From a very rudimentary search and guesswork on my part, my initial guess would be Monadenia fidelis (Pacific Sideband)?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Hulio Active Member

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    hmmm... would anyone perhaps have a suggestion on where I could go online to identify a snail?
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Maybe iNaturalist? I think you can upload unidentified organism photos and others can attempt to ID.
     
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    It looks very similar to Helix pomatia very common in my old country, however they are European species. May be someone brought them here, though, they are probably quite tasty.
     
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    I started to have doubts after looking at some more pictures on the Net. Helix pomatia look much flatter than yours.
     
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    I'm still thinking it's Monadenia fidelis. I'm changing the video title to that until such time I learn better : )
     
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    Yes, looks very similar, and native in the area, too.
     

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