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

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