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Old 02-03-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Snail ID please


I got this fella from a substrate I think. First I thought it was the common Physa but it grew larger than that, the shell started to darken when he grew.

Can someone tell me what species is this snail so I can get some info on it?

Thank you!
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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It's a Pond Snail.

I've got tons of them that look just like that.
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That's not much info, do you know a name for it? As in the latin name or close so I can search for info on this creature?
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http://molluscs.at/gastropoda/index....r/lymnaea.html

physidaes are bladder snails.. youcan differentiate by the shape of the antennas. pond snails have a more triangular antenna with eyes at the base whilst bladder snails have a more stalk like one...
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And Bladder Snails open on the left, Pond Snails (like this one) open on the right.
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And Bladder Snails open on the left, Pond Snails (like this one) open on the right.
No, that is genetics based in maternity. You differentiate by the eyestalks.
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http://molluscs.at/gastropoda/index....r/lymnaea.html

physidaes are bladder snails.. youcan differentiate by the shape of the antennas. pond snails have a more triangular antenna with eyes at the base whilst bladder snails have a more stalk like one...
Thanks! Now I'm feeling like a lazy bastard for not searching "pond snail"
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Bladder Snails (Physidae) are sinistral. There are some Lymnaeidae that are sinistral in the Pacific Islands but they're rare. Most in the aquarium hobby are dextral. We've had this discussion a bunch here on TPT, so feel free to search out past discussions.

There are also several threads with photo comparisons.

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No, that is genetics based in maternity. You differentiate by the eyestalks.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:18 AM   #9
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Bladder Snails (Physidae) are sinistral. There are some Lymnaeidae that are sinistral in the Pacific Islands but they're rare. Most in the aquarium hobby are dextral. We've had this discussion a bunch here on TPT, so feel free to search out past discussions.

There are also several threads with photo comparisons.
I took a class in genetics last year. This maternal genetics topic was discussed. Which is why I said as I did.
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good luck with you. That snail eats plant
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