Vol. 34 (2018)

A new record of Huttonella bicolor (Hutton, 1834) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Streptaxidae) in Mexico

Zoila G. Castillo-Rodríguez
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Departamento de Biodiversidad y Ecología Acuática, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-305, Cd. de México. C.P. 04510
Edna Naranjo García
Instituto de Biología, Departamento de Zoología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-153, Cd. de México C.P. 04510.
Felipe Amezcua Linares
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Departamento de Biodiversidad y Ecología Acuática, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 70-305, Cd. de México. C.P. 04510.

Publicado 2018-03-16

Palabras clave

  • Exotic species,
  • land snail,
  • Gulella,
  • Tabasco
  • Exotic species,
  • land snail,
  • Gulella,
  • Tabasco.

Cómo citar

Castillo-Rodríguez, Z. G., Naranjo García, E., & Amezcua Linares, F. (2018). A new record of Huttonella bicolor (Hutton, 1834) (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Streptaxidae) in Mexico. ACTA ZOOLÓGICA MEXICANA (N.S.), 34(1). https://doi.org/10.21829/azm.2018.3411181


A specimen of Huttonella bicolor = Gulella bicolor (Hutton, 1834) was collected from clayey-sandy soil in Tabasco, Mexico, which constitutes its second record in the state and the third
in Mexico. This small gastropod is a predator that has mainly spread through tropical and island regions as an exotic species. Its introduction to Asian and Caribbean Islands is noteworthy. Its pupiform shell and the lamella or tooth complex were compared against previous descriptions. In Mexico, this species has been found in northern Veracruz and
Tabasco, which confirms that it is spreading along the Gulf of Mexico from the United States towards Brazil. The features of this streptaxid as a potential hazard through its preferred prey are discussed.


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