White Ramshorn - Gyraulus albus


    4-7mm diameter. This small ramshorn snail has a strong, white, chalky shell with spiral and well as radial, striations.The round mouth bends away from the main whorls at an obtuse angle.

    Identification difficulty
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    • 4-7mm
    • white, strong shell
    • spiral striations
    • mouth at an obtuse angle to main shell

    Found in both rivers and larger reservoirs, sometimes in smaller waterways.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Relatively common and widespread

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon or under-recorded.

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