Living specimens of the Mediterranean land snail species Cochlicella barbara were found near “Het Zwin” in the north-east of Belgium and the adjoining part of The Netherlands. Most probably this occurrence is due to a recent introduction by man. The species has been found once before in Belgium (1946) in the coastal dunes of De Panne. Its occurrence there could not be reconfirmed after 1947; undoubtedly the species became extinct in this locality. No previous records are known for The Netherlands.

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E. Dumoulin. (1988). Cochlicella barbara (Linnaeus, 1758) herontdekt in België en nieuw voor Nederland (Gastropoda Pulmonata: Helicidae). Basteria, 52(1/3), 117–120.