Identifying common British garden snails: shape of the shell

Author & date of last revision: Pryce Buckle on 18 January 2012
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Shape of the shell

Click on the shell shape which is most like your specimen


Shell
higher
than wide

Is the shell obviously higher than wide, like this?


Shell wider than high

Or, is it obviously wider than high, like this?


Shell height about
equal to width

Or, is the height about the same as the width, like this?