Common Chrysalis Snail - Lauria cylindracea

Alternative names
Chrysalis Snail

3-4mm. This very common small, dumpy snail varies from light to dark brown in colour. The mouth has a single tooth which is contiguous with the lip. Adults have a thickened white lip.

Similar Species

There are several small snail that look very similar. The thickened white lip and the single tooth within the mouth must be seen to confirm its identity. Juveniles lack the thickened lip and can't be identified securely.

Identification difficulty

Will tolerate moderately moist to dryish habitats, and is often found in gardens, urban habitats and woodland.

When to see it

All year.

UK Status

Widespread and common throughout most of Britain

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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