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Succinea putris

Common Names: European Ambersnail,
Succinea putris
Succinea putris

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Order: Stylommatophora
Family: Succineidae
Genus: Succinea
Species: Succinea putris

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The European ambersnail’s shell is 3/8" long, oval shaped, and translucent brown in color.

Habitat & Range

They are found along creeks and marshes in some areas of the Finger Lakes and other locations in North America where they are non-native.

This snail is Native to Europe.


The European ambersnail is found in large numbers in late summer.

Featured image by James Dake


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