Keeled Ramshorn - Planorbis carinatus


    The width of shell of this species is 9 to 15 mm. The shell has a noticeable keel at the center of the periphery of the body whorl.

    Identification difficulty

    Freshwater ponds, lakes and slow moving streams with muddy bottoms.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain though less common in the far north and the west.

    VC55 Status

    Frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map