Cellar Snail - Oxychilus cellarius


    9-12 mm pale, translucent and glossy. Usually very pale, yellow brown. The body is pale bluish grey. Deep open umbilicus. No (garlic) smell when irritated.

    Similar Species

    Oxychilis alliaris is smaller (6-8mm) with a strong garlic smell when irritated. Oxychilis navarricus is usually a little smaller (8-10mm) but has a black mantle which shows through the shell as a dark band behind the opening. Oxychilis draparnaudi is larger (11-16mm) is only slightly opaque.

    Photo ID?

    Humid and shady habitats of any kind.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread throughout most of Britain

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map