Rock Snail - Pyramidula pusilla

    Alt Name
    Pyramidula rupestris

    A small snail 2.5 to 3 mm wide. Shell tightly coiled and a depressed cone shape. Surface dark red-brown often wearing to a purplish-brown or grey with age. Marked by irregular but strong growth lines. Umbilicus very wide.

    Identification difficulty

    Confined to walls and rocks usually in limestone or chalk areas.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in Britain, but less common in northern and eastern areas of the country.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map