Tawny Glass Snail - Euconulus fulvus


    This small, conical snail grows to around 3.5mm wide and as the common name suggests it is a tawny brown colour but with a partly transparent shell. The aperture is crescent-shaped and there is no imbilicus. The body of the live snail is pale, distinguishing it from Euconulus alderi which has a dark body.

    Similar Species

    Euconuls alderi shell is virtually indistinguishable but the live snail has a dark body in contrast to the pale body of E. fulvus.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • up to 3.5mm wide
    • conical
    • crescent-shaped aperture
    • pale body

    Woodlands, usually in leaf litter or under logs.

    When to see it

    All year

    UK Status

    Common and widespread

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon but probably under-recorded.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map