White Ramshorn - Gyraulus albus

    Description

    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
    ID guidance
    • 4-7mm
    • white, strong shell
    • spiral striations
    • mouth at an obtuse angle to main shell
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map