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Discus patulus

Common Names: Domed Disc,
Discus patulus
Discus patulus

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Discidae
Genus: Discus
Species: Discus patulus

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The domed disc snail has a light brown to gray, spiral-shaped, 1/4" wide shell. The shell is flattened with distinct raised ribs and appears disc-like.

Habitat & Range

Domed disc snails are found throughout many of the Eastern US states.


They are sometimes found in large numbers in localized areas.

Featured image by James Dake


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