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.
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.
- glossy brown shell
- no garlic smell when irritated
- very flat shell with virtually no spire
Unless identified by a recognised expert, photo evidence is required (ideally showing the flat shell, a side view and the live body . In the comments box, describe the size and identifying characters.
Humid and shady habitats of any kind.
All year round.
Common and widespread throughout most of Britain
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