Growth rate of Chilostoma faustinum (Rossmässler, 1835) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae) under natural conditions
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Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, Poland
Submission date: 2013-06-19
Final revision date: 2013-09-30
Acceptance date: 2013-10-02
Publication date: 2013-11-21
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Magdalena Marzec   

Museum of Natural History, University of Wrocław, Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław, Poland
Folia Malacol. 2013;21(4):275-283
Growth of Chilostoma faustinum (Rossmässler, 1835) was recorded under natural conditions in Romincka Forest (NE. Poland), one of the northernmost localities of the species. During the growing season (April–October) the average growth rate was 0.22 whorl/month. In the local conditions Ch. faustinum needs three growing seasons to complete its shell growth. Shells of Ch. faustinum from Romincka Forest are slightly smaller than in the other studied populations: their average width is 16.5 mm (range 13–19 mm); and the average number of whorls is 4.5 (range 4–5).
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