Pond Snails

  • 57 species in North America
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Pulmonata
Family: Lymnaeidae

Identification Tips:

• 5-50 mm long
• No operculum
• Opening on right when facing with point up

Life History:

• Common on firm surfaces, but also plants and soft substrates
Scrape algae or consume organic detritus

Very Sensitive Somewhat Sensitive Facultative Somewhat Tolerant Very Tolerant

Primary Information Source:
Voshell, J. Reese. 2002. A Guide to Common Freshwater Invertebrates of North America. McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company. Blacksburg, Virginia.