Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Gastropoda > Order: Stylommatophora > Family: Helicidae > Genus: Helix > Species: Helix pomatia

Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
Natura 2000 species code 1026


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2013-2018 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Helix banatica M. von Kimakowicz, 1890
Helix burmeisteri Blume, 1920
Helix brenaeensis Blume, 1920
Helix claudiensis Kobelt, 1906
Helix cristinae Kobelt, 1906
Helix costelata Kobelt, 1906
Helix dobrudschae Kobelt, 1906
Helix elsae Kobelt, 1906
Helix fasciata Porro, 1838
Helix gigantea Porro, 1838
Helix gratiosa Gredler, 1892
Helix kapellae Kobelt, 1906
Helix lagarinae Adami, 1885
Helix magna Stabile, 1845
Helix parva Porro, 1838
Helix pedemontana Kobelt, 1907
Helix piceata Gredler, 1878
Helix sabulosa Hazay, 1881
Helix serbica Kobelt, 1906
Helix transsylvanica Kobelt, 1906

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Helix pomatia European Network on Invasive Alien Species
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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