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


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

UK Map