Two Toothed Door Snail - Clausilia bidentata


About 10 to 12 mm in length and 3 mm at widest point. The spiral shell shows numerous grooves or growth lines.

Identification difficulty

They live mainly in woods and hedges in leaf litter or among rocks normally hiding in crevices or beneath the ground litter.

When to see it

Most likely to be found in damp conditions or at night and can be seen all year round.

Life History

Emerges in damp weather and at night and climbs high up on bare surfaces to graze on algae and lichens.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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