General Description

Shell very round (sub-globose) with 4-5 whorls. Shell colour mostly dark brown to black, yellow to white at the centre. Foot black with orange edge. Shell up to 4 cm across.


This species is the largest carnivorous snail in Victoria. They eat slugs, snails and insect larvae. They are related to the Otway Black Snail, Victaphanta compacta, which they look very like. The two species can be distinguished by the presence or absence of an orange rim around the foot; the Otway Black Snail's foot does not have an orange rim.


South-eastern mainland Australia.


Deep leaf litter in cool temperate rainforests and wet sclerophyll forest.

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