Synonyms for bradybaena or Related words with bradybaena
Examples of "bradybaena"
similaris" is the type species of the genus "
is a genus of small, air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusks in the family Bradybaenidae.
The name of the family and the genus "
" is derived from the Greek words "bradus" (= slow) and "baino" (= walk), meaning "slow walker".
similaris, common name the Asian trampsnail, is a species of small, air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Bradybaenidae. It earned the common name based on its origins, and its habit of roosting on freight containers . This habit means that this may be one of the most broadly-distributed species of terrestrial snail in the world.
As most land planarians, "O. ladislavii" is a predator. In laboratory experiments, it has been shown to feed on land gastropods, including species of environmental and economic concern, such as "
similaris", "Cornu aspersum" and "Deroceras laeve". It is able to detect a slime trail left by the gastropod on the substrate and follow it.
In the laboratory, "O. anthropophila" captures and consumes small land gastropods, including some agricultural pests, such as "
similaris", "Helix aspersa" and "Deroceras laeve". It also feeds on other land planarians, such as "Luteostriata abundans", which probably constitute its main native prey, and invasive species, such as "Dolichoplana carvalhoi" and "Endeavouria septemlineata". On rare occasions, it may even prey on other species of the same genus, such as "Obama ladislavii".
It has been found in the simultaneous hermaphrodites such as the land snail "
pellucida". One reason for its occurrence can be reciprocal intromission (i.e. both individuals provide both male and female gametes during a single mating) that happens in this species. Therefore, individuals with similar body size pair up with one another to facilitate this exchange. Moreover, it is known that larger individuals in such hermaphroditic species produce more eggs, so mutual mate choice is another factor leading to assortative mating in this species.
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