Pointed snail

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(Cochli­cella acuta) A num­ber of snails have pointed shells, but this species has a typ­i­cally high spire, giv­ing it an elon­gated ap­pear­ance. A coastal snail, it favours chalky or sandy soils, where it can be a pest in fod­der crops such as clover. Many snails are vari­able in their shell colour­ing, but this species is es­pe­cially so: some are al­most un­marked, oth­ers have brown bands or stripes over the en­tire shell

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