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Freshwater snail

Observed: 19th May 2011 By: evamarch
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Observed near Bingley Island, Canterbury, in the Stour. This snail is quite small, approx. 1cm in length, with an operculum I think, was thinking family Neritidae perhaps, but very unsure. Is the shell dextral? Anyone in the know, please help. Thanks!!

    Likely ID
    Freshwater snail
    Confidence: It might be this.
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Yes, it is dextral. If it has

Yes, it is dextral. If it has an operculum, then probably a Bithynia. But at first glance it looks more like a Lymnaea, which doesn't have an operculum.

John Bratton