Lymnaea stagnalis (Great Pond Snail)

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Lymnaea stagnalis, better known as the Great Pond Snail, is a species of large air-breathing freshwater snail, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Lymnaeidae. Lymnaea stagnalis (Great Pond Snail) occurs throughout Europe, northern Asia and North America, a distribution which is likely to have been affected by the introduction of this species to garden ponds. Lymnaea stagnalis is the largest pond snail in Britain. The snails are found in still or slow-moving waters where there is plenty of aquatic vegetation. As the specific part of the Latin name, stagnalis, suggests, this species prefers stagnant water. Lymnaea stagnalis is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List. It is common and widespread in England, but is scarce in Scotland and Wales. We supply snails originally collected and bred in Scotland.

The height of an adult shell of this species ranges from 45 – 60 mm. The width of an adul

Filopaludina martensi «White» (White Wizard Snail)

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Filopaludina martensi (White Wizard Snail, Ghost Piano River Snail) is a species of large freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae. This species is found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. We offer “white” type of Filopaludina martensi collected in Thailand.

Description

The shape of the shell is ovate-conic. The apex is acute and violet-black in colour. The umbilicus of the shell is very narrow. There are fine spiral lines on the shell. The color of the shell is white with light brown marks. The shell has 6 – 7 convex whorls. Whorls are with upper spiral lines, some are obsolescently sculptured. The last whorl is swollen. The aperture is oblique, ovately rounded. The aperture is cerulean-white in colour. The upper part of the aperture is not acute. The peristome

Faunus ater (Devil Lava Snail)

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Faunus ater (Lava Snail, Devil Lava Snail or Black Devil Snail) is a species of brackish water snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pachychilidae. Faunus ater is the only species within the genus Faunus.

Geographic Range

This species is distributed throughout the archipelagos and large islands of the Indo-West Pacific region. It has been recorded from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Guinea, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and as far west as Sri Lanka. The snails we offer originate from Thailand.

Description

The periostracum is thick, and the color of the periostracum is dark brown or black. The shell has about 20 whorls. The apical whorls may be eroded in older snails. The aperture is ovate and white. The shell is unique am

Clea helena (Assassin Snail)

August 6, 2017 killifish 0

Clea helena or Assassin Snail is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Buccinidae. This species occurs throughout southeast Asia, especially in Malaysia, Thailand, and in Lake Toba on the Indonesian island Sumatra. The snails we offer originate from Thailand. They primarily inhabit small bodies of water, and are most commonly found in ponds or ditches. They prefer locations with a sandy or muddy substrates, and these conditions should be reproduced as closely as possible in the home aquarium. Assassin snails do particularly well in captivity. The average life span is around two years, though they can easily exceed this age in a well maintained aquarium.

Assassin snails really only thrive in mature aquariums. It should be noted that Clea helena do not breathe air like most other aquarium snails. Because of this, they are very sensitive to the water quality. They mus

Brotia pagodula (Pagoda Snail)

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Brotia pagodula (also known by the names Pagoda Snail, Porcupine Snail and Horned Armor Snail) is a species of freshwater snail with an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pachychilidae. These freshwater snails hail from Thailand and are truly impressive to behold. Their unique appearance would make them an attractive component of any aquarium. They are named for their tiered shells, which feature spikes protruding from their shells in a spiral pattern. Their appearance and behavior are comparable to Malaysian Trumpet Snails, but Pagoda Snails are considered more attractive and desirable among aquarium enthusiasts. Their shells are primarily rich brown in color with hints of amber and mahogany.

 

Brotia pagodula are known to burrow t

Bellamya chinensis (Chinese Trapdoor Snail)

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The Chinese mystery snail, black snail, or trapdoor snail, scientific name Bellamya chinensis, synonym Cipangopaludina chinensis, is a large freshwater snail with gills and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Viviparidae. The Japanese variety of this species is black and usually a dark green, moss-like alga covers the shell. The name, “trapdoor snail” refers the operculum, an oval corneous plate that most snails in this clade possess. When the soft parts of the snail are fully retracted, the operculum seals the aperture of the shell, providing some protection against drying out and predation.

Though native to East Asia from the tropics of Indochina to northern China, this species has established itself in North America. The native range is from Southeast Asia to Japan and eastern Russia. This species is widely distributed in China including the Chinese Loess Plateau.