Discus Snail - Discus rotundatus
The Discus Snail is a fairly small snail (5 to 7 mm) with a flattened, almost lens-shaped, tightly coiled and densely ribbed, brownish yellow-grey shell which, on close examination, can be seen to be flecked with red and has 6 or 7 whorls.
Lives in moist sheltered places making use of almost any type of cover provided by leaf litter, stones, logs, rubble, cracked brickwork etc.
Most of the year.
Detritus and fungus feeder. Eggs are laid from February to the end of the year and hatch in ten to twelve days, gaining maturity in about one year.
Very common throughout Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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