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Plagiopyxis labiata
Plagiopyxis labiata
Plagiopyxis labiata, ventral view and somewhat lateral view

Plagiopyxis labiata Penard, 1910

Diagnosis: Shell in ventral view circular or broad oval, in lateral view more or less hemispherical with a flat ventral face; dorsal apertural lip doesn’t hide the aperture; aperture crescent shaped. Ventral lip bent inward. Surface of shell covered with mineral particles.

Ecology: in soil and dry mosses. I found this species in mosses on trees in Germany.

Remarks:  This species has a relatively broad aperture.

Plagiopyxis labiata
Plagiopyxis labiata
Plagiopyxis labiata
Plagiopyxis labiata
P. labiata, moss on tree, Naardermeer
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