Cellar Snail - Oxychilus cellarius


9-12 mm pale, translucent and glossy. Usually very pale, yellow brown. The body is pale bluish grey. Deep open umbilicus. No (garlic) smell when irritated.

Similar Species

Oxychilis alliaris is smaller (6-8mm) with a strong garlic smell when irritated. Oxychilis navarricus is usually a little smaller (8-10mm) but has a black mantle which shows through the shell as a dark band behind the opening. Oxychilis draparnaudi is larger (11-16mm) is only slightly opaque.

Photo ID?

Humid and shady habitats of any kind.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Common and widespread throughout most of Britain

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map