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The predator Aegopinella nitidula (Draparnaud, 1805) and its prey Perforatella bidentata (Gmelin, 1791) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata)
 
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Stanisław Myzyk
Sąpolno 14, 77-320 Przechlewo, Poland
Submission date: 2011-02-27
Final revision date: 2013-02-01
Acceptance date: 2014-03-24
Publication date: 2014-06-05
 
Folia Malacol. 2014;22(3):225–227
 
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The predatory snail Aegopinella nitidula (Drap.) (Zonitidae) can perforate a rather thick shell and extract from it even a strongly contracted snail body. Numerous empty shells of Perforatella bidentata (Gmel.) with a characteristic hole, found in the wild, indicate that this species often falls a prey to Ae. nitidula.
 
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