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Blue Garlic Snail - Oxychilus alliarius
Oxychilidae
Oxychilus alliarius
Type: Snail

Effect: Pest
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Oxychilidae Family
Oxychilus Genus


Location / Where this Creature is found:

This one was found in Utah, USA.

General information about Blue Garlic Snail - Oxychilus alliarius :

The Blue Garlic Snail is a member of the Glass Snail Family.
It is a small, blue-skinned snail. The Oxychilus alliarius is called the Garlic Snail because when disturbed, it emits a strong garlic scent.

The Garlic Snail eats decomposing plant material. The alliarius snail can be found alongside common garden snails, which are 3-4 times bigger than the Oxychilus alliarius or Garlic Snail.
The shell seems to hang off balance to the side, as though it has fell over. This is normal for this type of snail. It doesn't like to travel long distances, but it can if necessary.

This pest causes problems by:

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