Pfeiffer's Amber Snail - Oxyloma elegans
Size about 15 mm. The thin and translucent shell, with an elongated shape, shows three whorls. The last one is about three quarter of the total size. The general colour varies from pale yellow to dark brown. The aperture is large and oval-shaped. Like other members of this family, the Slender Amber Snail's body cannot totally enter inside the shell. The body is rather dark and shows many black dots on the back.
Usually near to water. Found on vegetation of very damp areas, marshes, water meadows, pond banks, etc and even on floating plants.
Late spring until autumn.
Cross-fertilizing hermaphrodite. The eggs are laid in water.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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