Smooth Grass Snail - Vallonia pulchella agg.
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.
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.
- small (c2mm) white, rounded shell
- rounded mouth with thickened lip
- lip makes a sharp angle where it joins the main shell
Damp, open habitats, including wetlands and ditches.
Local and uncommon.
Rare or under-recorded.
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