Prickly Snail - Acanthinula aculeata


    Though tiny (around 2mm), this snail is distinctive with regular spines along the centre of each whorl and ribs radiating from each spine. Whilst the spines can wear off the ribs remain. It also has a circular mouth.

    Identification difficulty

    Typically found in woodland leaf-litter but also under stones and logs.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status


    VC55 Status

    Uncommon though possibly under-recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map