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Pond/mud snail

Observed: 6th February 2010 By: NozzNozz’s reputation in Invertebrates
mud snail

small snail found in freshwater pond near Dartmoor. dark brown with paler brown spots.

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small snail

Hi there,

Do you have an estimate of length? L. glabra would be 12-20mm when mature, and this appears smaller (of course, it could be a juvenile). Also, do you know whether it had an operculum (a hard plate acting as a door when the snail withdraws) and what soil underlies the pond (i.e. given the location, whether the pond would be slightly acid or not)?