BC Checklist

Checklist of the terrestrial snails & slugs of British Columbia

Included in this checklist are 98 species of land snails and slugs known from BC. Additional, unconfirmed species are omitted here. Those species with an asterisk (*) are introduced, and those marked with a dagger () are not in Land Snails of British Columbia. An expanded systematic list and an alphabetical list with common names, mirrored on the E-Fauna BC site, are available as a PDF here.

» Superfamily Ellobioidea
Family ELLOBIIDAE [Carychiidae]

  • Carychium minimum Müller, 1774 *
  • Carychium occidentale Pilsbry, 1891
  • Carychium tridentatum (Risso, 1826)*

» Superfamily Succineoidea
Family SUCCINEIDAE

  • Mediappendix vermeta (Say, 1829)
  • Novisuccinea strigata (L. Pfeiffer, 1855) 
  • Oxyloma groenlandicum (Möller, 1842)
  • Oxyloma hawkinsii (Baird, 1863)
  • Oxyloma nuttallianum (I. Lea, 1841)

» Superfamily Cochlicopoidea
Family COCHLICOPIDAE [Cionellidae]

  • Cochlicopa (Cochlicopa) lubrica (Müller, 1774)

» Superfamily Pupilloidea
Family LAURIIDAE

  • Lauria (Lauria) cylindracea (da Costa, 1778) *

Family VALLONIIDAE

  • Planogyra clappi (Pilsbry, 1898)
  • Vallonia cyclophorella Sterki, 1892
  • Vallonia excentrica Sterki in Pilsbry, 1893*
  • Vallonia gracilicosta Reinhardt, 1883
  • Vallonia pulchella (Müller, 1774)*
  • Zoogenetes harpa (Say, 1824)

Family PUPILLIDAE

  • Pupilla (Pupilla) hebes (Ancey, 1881)

Family VERTIGINIDAE

  • Columella edentula (Draparnaud, 1805)
  • Columella columella (G. von Martens, 1830)
  • Gastrocopta (Albinula) holzingeri (Sterki, 1889)
  • Nearctula species, = Vertigo rowelli of Pilsbry 1948
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) andrusiana Pilsbry, 1899
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) arthuri E. von Martens, 1882
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) columbiana Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1900
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) cristata Sterki in Pilsbry, 1919
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) elatior Sterki, 1893
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) gouldii (A. Binney, 1843)
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) modesta (Say, 1824)
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) ovata (Say, 1822)
  • Vertigo (Vertigo) species *

» Superfamily Haplotrematoidea
Family HAPLOTREMATIDAE

  • Ancotrema hybridum (Ancey, 1888)
  • Ancotrema sportella (Gould, 1846)
  • Haplotrema (Ancomena) vancouverense (I. Lea, 1839)

» Superfamily Testacelloidea
Family TESTACELLIDAE

  • Testacella haliotidea Draparnaud, 1801 *

» Superfamily Punctoidea
Family PUNCTIDAE

  • Paralaoma servilis (Shuttleworth, 1852)
  • Punctum (Punctum) randolphii (Dall, 1895)

Family DISCIDAE [Patulidae]

  • Anguispira (Zonodiscus) kochi (Pfeiffer, 1821)
  • Discus (Antediscus) shimekii (Pilsbry, 1890)
  • Discus (Discus) whitneyi (Newcomb, 1864)
  • Discus (Patula) rotundatus (Müller, 1774)*

Family OREOHELICIDAE

  • Oreohelix strigosa (Gould, 1846)
  • Oreohelix subrudis (Reeve, 1854)

» Superfamily Gastrodontoidea
Family EUCONULIDAE

  • Euconulus (Euconulus) fulvus (Müller, 1774)
  • Euconulus (Euconulus) praticola (Reinhardt, 1883)

Family GASTRODONTIDAE

  • Striatura (Pseudohyalina) pugetensis (Dall, 1895)
  • Zonitoides (Zonitellus) arboreus (Say, 1817)
  • Zonitoides (Zonitoides) nitidus (Müller, 1774)

Family OXYCHILIDAE [Daudebardiidae]

  • Aegopinella nitidula (Draparnaud, 1805) *
  • Nesovitrea (Perpolita) binneyana (Morse, 1864)
  • Nesovitrea (Perpolita) electrina (Gould, 1841)
  • Oxychilus (Ortizius) alliarius (Miller, 1822)*
  • Oxychilus (Oxychilus) cellarius (Müller, 1774)*
  • Oxychilus (Oxychilus) draparnaudi (Beck, 1837)*

Family PRISTILOMATIDAE

  • Pristiloma (Priscovitrea) chersinella (Dall, 1866)
  • Pristiloma (Priscovitrea) johnsoni (Dall, 1895)
  • Pristiloma (Pristiloma) lansingi (Bland, 1875)
  • Pristiloma (Pristiloma) stearnsii (Bland, 1875)
  • Pristiloma (Pristinopsis) arcticum (Lehnert, 1884)
  • Vitrea (Crystallus) contracta (Westerlund, 1871)*

»Superfamily Limacoidea
Family AGRIOLIMACIDAE

  • Deroceras (Deroceras) hesperium Pilsbry, 1944
  • Deroceras (Deroceras) laeve (Müller, 1774)
  • Deroceras (Deroceras) invadens Reise, Hutchinson, Schunack & Schlitt, 2011 * [= Deroceras panormitanum of authors]
  • Deroceras (Deroceras) reticulatum (Müller, 1774) *

Family BOETTGERILLIDAE

  • Boettgerilla pallens Simroth, 1912*

Family LIMACIDAE

  • Lehmannia valentiana (Férussac in Férussac & Deshayes, 1822)*
  • Limacus flavus (Linnaeus, 1758)*
  • Limax maximus Linnaeus, 1758*

Family VITRINIDAE

  • Vitrina pellucida (Müller, 1774)

» Superfamily Arionoidea
Family ANADENIIDAE [Arionidae]

  • Kootenaia burkei Leonard, Chichester, Baugh & Wilke, 2003
  • Prophysaon (Mimetarion) vanattae Pilsbry, 1948
  • Prophysaon (Prophysaon) andersonii (Cooper, 1872)
  • Prophysaon (Prophysaon) coeruleum Cockerell, 1890
  • Prophysaon (Prophysaon) foliolatum (Gould in A. Binney, 1851)

Family ARIONIDAE

  • Arion (Arion) rufus (Linnaeus, 1758)*
  • Arion (Carinarion) circumscriptus Johnston, 1828
  • Arion (Carinarion) silvaticus Lohmander, 1937*
  • Arion (Kobeltia) distinctus Mabille, 1868*
  • Arion (Kobeltia) hortensis (Férussac 1819)* 
  • Arion (Kobeltia) intermedius Normand, 1852*
  • Arion (Mesarion) subfuscus (Draparnaud, 1805)*

Family ARIOLIMACIDAE [Arionidae]

  • Ariolimax (Ariolimax) columbianus (Gould in A. Binney, 1851)
  • Magnipelta mycophaga Pilsbry, 1953
  • Zacoleus idahoensis Pilsbry, 1903

Family BINNEYIDAE [Arionidae]

  • Hemphillia camelus Pilsbry & Vanatta, 1897
  • Hemphillia dromedarius Branson, 1972
  • Hemphillia glandulosa Bland & W.G. Binney, 1872
  • Staala gwaii Ovaska, Chichester & Sopuck, 2010

» Superfamily Helicoidea
Family HELICIDAE

  • Cornu aspersum (Müller, 1774) *
  • Cepaea (Cepaea) nemoralis (Linnaeus, 1758) *

Family HYGROMIIDAE

  • Trochulus (Trochulus) striolatus (C. Pfeiffer, 1828) * 

Family MONADENIIDAE [Bradybaenidae]

  • Monadenia (Monadenia) fidelis (Gray, 1834) [photo]

Family POLYGYRIDAE

  • Allogona (Dysmedoma) ptychophora (Brown, 1870)
  • Allogona (Dysmedoma) townsendiana (Lea, 1839)
  • Cryptomastix (Cryptomastix) devia (Gould, 1846)
  • Cryptomastix (Cryptomastix) mullani (Bland & Cooper, 1881)
  • Cryptomastix (Micranepsia) germana (Gould in A. Binney, 1851)
  • Vespericola columbianus (I. Lea, 1839)

Family THYSANOPHORIDAE

  • Microphysula cookei (Pilsbry, 1922)
  • Microphysula ingersollii (Bland, 1875)

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* An introduced species.
Not included in Land Snails of British Columbia.