Paralaoma servilis


A tiny snail (only 1.5 to 2 mm diameter).  Shell golden brownish sometimes a little darker, quite flat, ribs widely spaced and regular, very finely spirally striated, 3.5 whorls, aperture almost circular, umbilicus wide (20 to 25 % of shell diameter).

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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In soil litter, relatively humid and shady habitats, also recorded at the side of roads and in gardens.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Status in Britain is difficult to determine due to lack of records. It is a colonist thought to be well-established now. The paucity of records is probably due to its small size which makes it easy to overlook.

VC55 Status

The July 2021 record is the first for VC55 (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