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An assortment of Cuban land snail shells

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

An assortment of Polymita picta</> specimens, commonly known as Cuban land snails or painted snails, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. They are endemic to Cuba and exist in a variety of different colors. Often sought by poachers for making jewelry and trinkets, they are currently endangered.

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  • Title: An assortment of Cuban land snail shells
  • Type: Shells
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • Scientific Name: <i>Polymita picta</>
  • Photo Credit: Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Invertebrate Zoology

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