The NSS Bulletin - ISSN 1090-6924
Volume 56 Number 2: 104-105 - December 1994

A publication of the National Speleological Society

First Record of the Troglophilic Terrestrial Snail, Carychium exile Lea, from Indiana Caves (Gastropoda: Stylommatophora: Carychiidae)
H.H. Hobbs III


The troglophilic land snail, Carychium exile Lea, is reported from two caves in southern Indiana. This translucent, small gastropod is widespread in epigean habitats of the southeastern United States but is found also in food-rich areas of caves. Prior to its discovery in Indiana caves this small snail was known only from Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee caves.

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