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Diversity of terrestrial gastropods in Kabylia region (Tizi-Ouzou, Northern Algeria)
 
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Biology, University Mouloud Mammeri, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
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Zoology and Agricultural Nematology, Cairo University, Egypt
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Faculty of Organic Agriculture, Heliopolis University for Sustainable Development, Cairo, Egypt
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Ramdane Ramdini   

Biology, University Mouloud Mammeri, 15000, Tizi-Ouzou, Algeria
Submission date: 2021-04-24
Final revision date: 2021-10-02
Acceptance date: 2021-10-29
Online publication date: 2021-11-26
 
Folia Malacol. 2021;29(4):212–221
 
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The goal of this study was to record the malacofauna of the Kabylia region, Tizi-Ouzou, in Northern Algeria, at the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, and to report the distribution pattern of terrestrial gastropod diversity in five different types of habitat (dune, agricultural fields, rural sites, forests, and mountain locations). A total of 33 species of terrestrial snails and slugs were recorded, which represented 27 genera of 19 families, mainly Geomitridae and Helicidae. The rural habitat was the richest, with 23 species, while the mountain habitat yielded 20 species. The dune and forest habitats showed the smallest species richness.
 
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