Smooth Grass Snail - Vallonia pulchella agg.

    Description

    A very small snail (2mm) with a pale white or cream shell. It is flattened with a large umbilicus and a prominent lip around the mouth. Most older records and treated as an aggregate with Vallonia excentrica.

    Similar Species

    It is very similar to Vallonia excentrica and the two species were only separated relatively recently. V. pulchella is more rounded and with a less flared lip.

    Photo ID?
    ID guidance
    • small (c2mm) white, rounded shell
    • rounded mouth with thickened lip
    • lip makes a sharp angle where it joins the main shell
    Habitat

    Damp, open habitats, including wetlands and ditches.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Local and uncommon.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under-recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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