Radix labiata

Alternative names
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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