Radix labiata

    Alt Name
    Radix 'palustris' sensu Hubendick
    Description

    c15mm. This is not a native British species but appears to have been introduced into the pond at Belgrave Hall. It is a large and stocky snail, not as pointed as Lymnaea stagnalis and without the large mouth of Radix balthica. It displays the triangle-shaped tentacles of other Lymneiads.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Little is known about this species in Britain but on the continent it is widespread and occurs in a range of freshwater types.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Rare or under recorded in Britain

    VC55 Status

    The Belgrave Hall record is the only one known from VC55.

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