Toothless Chrysalis Snail - Columella edentula
A very small, cylindrical, yellow-brown to brown shell: 2.5-3mm. The aperture lacks teeth and the shell has faint, irregular growth lines.
Similar to C. aspera which has a shell which is slightly broader and shorter and with more pronounced shell sculpture showing more pronounced regular growth lines.
- 2.5-3.0 mm
- brown, nearly cylindrical shell
- faint, irregular growth lines
- no teeth in the aperture
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Widespread in dampish areas such as marshes and woods, particularly in eutrophic sites. It frequently climbs up vegetation.
All year round.
Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.
Uncommon or under-recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015