Cellar Snail Oxychilus (Oxychilus) cellarius


Family Oxychilidae (Glass snails) » Oxychilus (Oxychilus) cellarius (O. F. Müller, 1774))
Shell diameter 9-12 mm. The Cellar Snail has a pale, yellow brown, translucent and glossy shell. The body is usually pale bluish grey. Deep open umbilicus. No garlic smell when irritated. Seen all year round in various humid and shady habitats, including woodland, hedgerows and gardens. Common and widespread throughout most of Britain. Native



Found in back garden, South Staffordshire. 23rd June 2021. Photos © Peter Hillman. Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.