Clear Glass Snail - Aegopinella pura


Small woodland snail to 4.5mm with rapidly expanding whorls. The shell is usually transparent or white, though the darker body of the snail shows through in live specimens. The shell sculpture has many, weak radial lines (visible at x20) plus very faint spiral striae at higher magnification. The umbilicus is relatively large.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

If not identified by a recognised expert then a photos are required showing both upper and lower surfaces.


Woodland and hedges, though may be found in gardens, rough grassland and wasteground.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Common and widespread.

VC55 Status

Uncommon or under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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Species profile

Common names
Clear Glass Snail
Species group:
Slugs & Snails
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
24/09/1987 (Rundle, Adrian)
Last record:
07/04/2022 (Nicholls, David)

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