;D Washing out some shells by the stand pipe in the garden today, I found this little guy. He's only 13.8mm long ( just over Â½ â€œ). I found the empty shell in leaf litter and it is very fragile so I did not try and clean it.
The shell reminds me either of a Lymnaea sp. or a Succinea sp. On closer examination I settled for the latter as the first is a pond (aquatic) snail. Was I right ? If so, what species could it be ?
Numerous species are described from a multitude of areas and quite frankly they all look the same to me. Any help here ?
Today I found 2 more of these snails, this time smaller ( around 10 mm ) but alive. They were attached to a vertical wall that has been white-washed. This is absoute proof they're a land and not an aquatic snail. So indeed a Succinea sp.
They're probably absorbing the calcium that's in the white-wash ?