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Table 4

Geographic distribution, mode of life and principal ecology groups of the Morsott species. This geographical distribution, ecology, lifestyle of the main species encountered, shows a Mediterranean fauna, in general all species harvested are terrestrial where humidity is variable from medium to low.

Taxon Morsott Ecology groups Mode of life Environment Geographic distribution
Otala lactea (Müller, 1774) Xerophilous Adapted to a very dry climate or habitat, or to conditions where moisture is scarce. Terrestrial Mediterranean country
Helix aperta (Born, 1778) Xerophilous Terrestrial Mediterranean country
Helix melanostoma (Draparnaud, 1801) Xerophilous Terrestrial Mediterranean country
Eobania Helix Vermiculata (Müller, 1774) Xerophilous Terrestrial Mediterranean country and central Europe
Helix chionodiscus (Pfeiffer, 1856) Xerophilous Terrestrial Northwesterne Africa and south Europe
Rumina decollata (Linnæus, 1758) Xerophilous Terrestrial Mediterranean country
Sphincterochila candidissima (Draparnaud, 1801) Xerophilous Terrestrial Northwesterne Africa and south Europe
Cernuella globuloidea (Terver, 1839) Xerophilous Terrestrial Northwesterne Africa and south Europe
Coneuplecta confusa (Möllendorff, 1887) Xerophilous Terrestrial Mediterranean country and southesterne Asia
Campylaea planospira (Lamarck, 1822) Xerophilous Terrestrial Northwesterne Africa and south Europe
Helicella stiparum (Rossmässler, 1854) Hygrophilous Living or growing in moist places Terrestrial Northwesterne Africa and southwesterne Europe
Zonitoides nitidus (Müller, 1774) Hygrophilous Terrestrial and fresh water Northwesterne Africa and Europe

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