Shining Ramshorn Snail

Identification - Shining Ramshorn Snail (Segmentina nitida) is a small snail very similar to the common ramshorn snail. See photos and more details on the Arkive website http://www.arkive.org/shining-rams-horn-snail/segmentina-nitida/

General ecology - This snail is found in unpolluted, often calcareous (underlying rock - chalk etc) water from grazing marshes and is associated with a rich variety of other freshwater molluscs (snails).

Surveying tips - if you think you have found this snail please contact Essex Biodiversity project or the Environment Agency for details.