Wandering Pond Snail Ampullaceana balthica


Wandering Pond Snail Radix balthica
Wandering Pond Snail Radix balthica

Class Gastropoda (Slugs & snails)
Order Hygrophila
Family Lymnaeidae (Pond snails)
Species Ampullaceana balthica (Linnaeus, 1758)

Shell diameter 11-14 mm.

It has a tall-spired, brownish shell with a very large opening.

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Especially abundant in weedy, stilll waters like ponds.

Found in local pond, South Staffordshire September 2011. © Peter Hillman.

Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.