Moss Bladder Snail - Aplexa hypnorum
The moss bladder snail shell may vary from pale yellow-brown to a darker red-brown, and is a highly polished shell with aperture on the left side (sinistral) and a tall, sharp spire with nearly flat sutures. The shell may be from 4 to 12 mm in height. The animal is dark grey to almost black.
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Found in and around temporary water bodies, ponds and ditches.
Adults may be present at all times of year but less frequent in dry summers when habitat water levels are at their lowest or absent.
May breed at any time of year when conditions are favourable.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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