General Description

Shell flattened from the sides, transparent, dark brown, with 4-5 spiral turns (whorls). Body colour blue to dark grey. Shell up to 6 mm across.


Garlic Snails are an introduced species and represent a major threat to native snail diversity. Their common name is derived from the garlic odour they produce when threatened or crushed. Many species of Oxychilus snails are omnivorous and feed on the eggs, and possibly the young, of native snails and slugs as well as earthworms and vegetation.


Worldwide. South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Under groundcover plants in gardens.

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