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Rotund Disk snail

Observed: 1st February 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Misidentified a couple of times in iSpot but I can find no previous actual record or picture.
It is supposed to be common here, Orkney, but I have found only two in recent intensive forays.
Easily identified by the gorgeous ribbing on the shell

Species interactions

No interactions present.


chrisbrooks's picture


Your original name did not fall short. On most sites you will see the shorter version used, the longer name seems to be an iSpot thing. Both are correct.

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Of course you are right...but I have changed the other, recent one, too. If only to get more pictures in Other Observations, though I THINK someone has to agree before that happens!

martinjohnbishop's picture

The earliest post on iSpot is from 2011
but as Discus (Gonyodiscus) rotundatus
which is why you did not find the previous records.

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ne're mind

Yes, you are right Martin, thanks. I did a huge trawl this morning after my new post, to discover the naming choice has created an issue. It is not the only naming issue in iSpot.
Ne'er mind.