Common Whorl Snail - Vertigo pygmaea

Alt Name
Crested Vertigo

This is a very small species the shell being about 2 mm in length. It is mid brown in colour with 4 to 7 fairly prominent teeth. The shell surface is dull to slightly glossy and often quite silky in appearance.

Photo ID?

Found in damp pastures and at the margins of wetlands at low altitude.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent over much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map