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Punctum minutissimum

Common Name: Small Spot
Punctum minutissimum
Punctum minutissimum

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Punctidae
Genus: Punctum
Species: Punctum minutissimum

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The small spot snail has a shell less than 1/16" wide. It is one of the smallest land snails in North America.

The shell is translucent brown, spiral-shaped, and flattened.

Habitat & Range

They can be found in leaf litter throughout the Eastern US and Canada, the Midwestern US, and some areas in Western US states.

Featured image by James Dake


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