Gar­lic snail

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(Oxy­chilus al­liar­ius) De­spite its name, this small species is not one for the gourmet, how­ever, it does emit a gar­lic-like smell when han­dled. A fungi and rot­ting-veg­e­ta­tion spe­cial­ist, it likes com­post bins and is of­ten abun­dant in leaf lit­ter. Its shell is pale, yel­low-brown and glossy, al­though the snail it­self is char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally dark blue-grey

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