Paralaoma servilis (Shuttleworth 1852) Pinhead Spot

Punctidae, ,Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia



Description: umbilicus 29% of shell diameter; foot whitish; head and tentacles darker, almost black

Natural History: found in leaf litter of deciduous trees and under woody debris

Conservation Status:

Literature Cited:

Roth, B. 1985. A new species of Punctum (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Punctidae) from the Klamath Mountains, California, and first Californian records of Planogyra clappi (Valloniidae). Malacological Review 18: 51-56.

Roth, B. 1987b. "Punctum pusillum" (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) — a correction. The Veliger 30: 95-96.


Punctum conspectum and Paralaoma caputspinulae

Etymology: para – near, Laoma – minute snail genus; servilis - servile