Rounded Snail

Discus rotundatus

I find it quite amazing what you can discover by the simple act of turning over a log.

Also called the ‘Rotund Disc Snail’, this is a very small snail with 6 tightly packed whorls. The flattened shell is reddish-brown with darker cross bands. The body of the animal is bluish black on the upperside and pale below. Shell diameter 7mm.

Found in gardens and woodland under rocks and logs, and amongst leaf litter. Common and widespread in lowland areas.

Photograph taken March 2014, found under log, rear garden, Staffordshire.

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