Rock Snail - Pyramidula pusilla

Alt Name
Pyramidula rupestris

A small snail 2.5 to 3 mm wide. Shell tightly coiled and a depressed cone shape. Surface dark red-brown often wearing to a purplish-brown or grey with age. Marked by irregular but strong growth lines. Umbilicus very wide.

Photo ID?

Confined to walls and rocks usually in limestone or chalk areas.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Fairly widespread in Britain, but less common in northern and eastern areas of the country.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map