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    Indrella ampulla

    Snails are members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells in the adult stage. Molluscs are the second largest invertebrate group in abundance next only to insects

    Like some of the lower vertebrates such as amphibians and reptiles, land snails also shows very high percentage of endemicity. 204 species out of 269 species are endemic, which is almost 76% of the land snail fauna of Western Ghats. Western Ghats harbours 92% and 41% of the family and genera respectively occur in India

    Indrella ampulla (Benson) is a monotypic Ariophantid genus endemic to wet forests in the Western Ghats, India. The shell is delicate being mostly protinaceous with a relatively low calcium carbonate content; the body exhibits dymantic colour polymorphism..

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    1. Adettara Photography 78 months ago | reply

      Wow....Great catch!

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    2. Naseer Ommer 78 months ago | reply

      Thank you very much Ade!!

    3. katcat ©bluerosephoto [deleted] 78 months ago | reply

      What a great snail !!
      I love watching snails ! I had so much fun shooting one in my garden last summer. Wonderful macros, NO. :o))

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    4. purpleflames 78 months ago | reply

      Nice shot of the snail!
      Never seen one with yellowish skin.
      It's fun to look at.
      Maybe, even low shutterspeeds you can capture a sharp photo =)

    5. സഞ്ജു | Sanju 78 months ago | reply

      Never seen anything like this ! TFS :)
      Is silent valley open to the public ? or need any special permission ?

    6. mittyr 78 months ago | reply

      Excellent Capture!!! Nice Coloured shell!! :-)

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    7. Superpepelu 78 months ago | reply


      A+++ Grade Photo

    8. Naseer Ommer 78 months ago | reply

      Thanks dear friends for the visit n comments

      @ - u can go upto de dam site beyond that to de real place thru permission only, but difficult task... long distance on foot thru leech infested evergreens n walking alongwith elephants @ times :D

    9. Anna_Greece 78 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Macro Photos (NO LIMITS), and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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    10. Naseer Ommer 78 months ago | reply

      - Thank you Anna

    11. Chitra Aiyer 78 months ago | reply

      Fascinating colors. Nice find. I think snails are very cute. :)

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    12. Zeetz Jones 78 months ago | reply

      wow, never seen one before...yellow in a blue shell?

    13. Naseer Ommer 78 months ago | reply

      - Thanks

      Jones its Blue shell n yellow :D

    14. mirabo 78 months ago | reply

      you have beautiful snails in India!:)

    15. Eco Heathen 78 months ago | reply

      Amazing colour!

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