Species Information

Class of Gastropoda (Snails)


US STATUS DEFINITIONS      KENTUCKY STATUS DEFINITIONS

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287 species are listed.
Scientific Name
and Life History
Common Name and Pictures Class US Status KY Status WAP List County List Quad
Campeloma rufum A Freshwater Snail (Campeloma rufum)GastropodaNN CountyQuad
Somatogyrus trothis A Freshwater Snail (Somatogyrus trothis)GastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Catinella wandae A Terrestrial Snail (Catinella wandae)GastropodaN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia solida A Terrestrial Snail (Glyphyalinia solida)GastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus notius specus A Terrestrial Snail (Helicodiscus notius specus)GastropodaNT CountyQuad
Succinea bakeri A Terrestrial Snail (Succinea bakeri)GastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia curreyana Amber ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Discus catskillensis Angular DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrodonta fonticula Appalachia BellytoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Anguispira mordax Appalachian DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cochlicopa morseana Appalachian PillarGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Carychium clappi Appalachian ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta armifera Armed SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lithasia armigera Armored RocksnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Gyraulus parvus Ash GyroGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Triodopsis juxtidens Atlantic ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Anguispira kochi Banded GlobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Viviparus georgianus Banded MysterysnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Gastrocopta corticaria Bark SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Radix auricularia Big-Eared RadixGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Neohelix dentifera Big-tooth WhitelipGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Discus nigrimontanus Black Mountain DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Striatura ferrea Black StriateGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo milium Blade VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Xolotrema fosteri Bladetooth WedgeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Megapallifera wetherbyi Blotchy MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Nesovitrea binneyana Blue GlassGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta clappi Bluegrass SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo meramecensis Bluff VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Oxyloma retusum Blunt AmbersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta contracta Bottleneck SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia wheatleyi Bright GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia praecox Brilliant GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Guppya sterkii Brilliant GranuleGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Stenotrema barbatum Bristled SlitmouthGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix friabilis Brittle ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Leptoxis trilineata Broad MudaliaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Allogona profunda Broad-banded ForestsnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Strobilops aeneus Bronze PineconeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrodonta interna Brown BellytoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cornu aspersum Brown GardensnailGastropodaN CountyQuad
Inflectarius kalmianus Brown GlobeletGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euconulus fulvus Brown HiveGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Punctum blandianum Brown SpotGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea septadens Brown SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pomatiopsis cincinnatiensis Brown WalkerGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Arion circumscriptus Brown-banded ArionGastropodaN CountyQuad
Philomycus venustus Brown-spotted MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis tennesseensis Budded ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Micromenetus dilatatus Bugle SpriteGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis rugosa Buttress ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo oscariana Capital VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Patera estillensis Carinate BladetoothGastropodaN CountyQuad
Philomycus carolinianus Carolina MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis anteridon Carter ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia plicatastriata Carved ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Glyphyalinia indentata Carved GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Carychium stygium Cave ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Oxychilus cellarius Cellar Glass-snailGastropodaN CountyQuad
Megapallifera mutabilis Changeable MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea petrophila Cherokee SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Hendersonia occulta Cherrystone DropGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cipangopaludina chinensis Chinese MysterysnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis claibornensis Claiborne ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Columella simplex Classification UncertainGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Fumonelix wetherbyi Clifty CovertGastropodaNS CountyQuad
Gastrocopta pentodon Comb SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix vulgatus Common ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus parallelus Compound CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix cupreus Copper ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens theloides Copper DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia costifera Corded ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Vallonia costata Costate ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ferrissia rivularis Creeping AncylidGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Helicodiscus hadenoecus Cricket CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo modesta Cross VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Millerelix plicata Cumberland LiptoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo clappi Cupped VertigoGastropodaNE CountyQuad
Oxychilus draparnaudi Dark-bodied Glass-snailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Inflectarius rugeli Deep-tooth ShagreenGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo bollesiana Delicate VertigoGastropodaNE CountyQuad
Probythinella emarginata Delta HydrobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea multidentata Dentate SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Catinella oklahomarum Detritus AmbersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea capsella Dimple SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis vulgata Dished ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Rhodacme elatior Domed AncylidGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Discus patulus Domed DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Zonitoides limatulus Dull GlossGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Laevapex fuscus Dusky AcylidGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Arion subfuscus Dusky ArionGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix capnodes Dusky ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Philomycus batchi Dusky MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Inflectarius downieanus Dwarf GlobeletGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Testacella haliotidea Earshell SlugGastropodaN CountyQuad
Elimia ebenum Ebony ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Strobilops affinis Eightfold PineconeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euconulus polygyratus Fat HiveGastropodaN CountyQuad
Carychium nannodes File ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Striatura milium Fine-ribbed StriateGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia semicarinata Fine-ridged ElimiaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Anguispira alternata Flamed DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Patera appressa Flat BladetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens suppressus Flat DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gyraulus deflectus Flexed GyroGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Carychium riparium Floodplain ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Discus whitneyi Forest DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pallifera fosteri Foster MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ferrissia fragilis Fragile AncylidGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Stenotrema macgregori Fraudulent SlitmouthGastropodaN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus fimbriatus Fringed CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix anurus Frog ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea mira Funnel SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lioplax sulculosa Furrowed LioplaxGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Oxychilus alliarius Garlic Glass-snailGastropodaN CountyQuad
Paravitrea lapilla Gem SupercoilGastropodaNH CountyQuad
Limax maximus Giant GardenslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Punctum vitreum Glass SpotGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vitrinizonites latissimus Glassy GrapeskinGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Birgella subglobosus Globe SiltsnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix globosus Globose ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens ligera Globose DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Physella globosa Globose PhysaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Oligyra orbiculata Globular DropGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cochlicopa lubrica Glossy PillarGastropodaN CountyQuad
Paravitrea placentula Glossy SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis complanata Glossy ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Fossaria obrussa Golden FossariaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesodon normalis Grand GlobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Deroceras reticulatum Gray FieldslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Haplotrema concavum Gray-foot LancetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Philomycus bisdosus Grayfoot MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta similis Great Lakes SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Zonitoides elliotti Green DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Milax gagates Greenhouse SlugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cepaea nemoralis GrovesnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Daedalochila leporina Gulf Coast LiptoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Stenotrema hirsutum Hairy SlitmouthGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea andrewsae High Mountain SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia cumberlandiana Hill GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens lasmodon Hollow DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia specus Hollow GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pilsbryna vanattai Honey GlyphGastropodaNE CountyQuad
Vertigo tridentata Honey VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo arthuri Hubricht's VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Carychium exile Ice ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Stenotrema stenotrema Inland SlitmouthGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vallonia excentrica Iroquois ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Stenotrema angellum Kentucky SlitmouthGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Rhodacme hinkleyi Knobby AncylidGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Lithasia curta Knobby RocksnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Gastrocopta holzingeri Lambda SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Punctum smithi Lamellate SpotGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea lamellidens Lamellate SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia livescens Liver ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Vallonia pulchella Lovely ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euchemotrema leai Lowland PillsnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis hopetonensis Magnolia ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Fossaria humilis Marsh FossariaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Planorbella trivolvis Marsh Rams-hornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia raderi Maryland GlyphGastropodaNS CountyQuad
Strobilops labyrinthicus Maze PineconeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Deroceras laeve Meadow SlugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Striatura meridionalis Median StriateGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Columella columella alticola Mellow ColumnGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cincinnatia integra Midland SiltsnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Otala lactea Milk SnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pseudosuccinea columella Mimic LymnaeaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Hawaiia minuscula Minute GemGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Amnicola limosus Mud AmnicolaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lithasia salebrosa Muddy RocksnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Vallonia gracilicosta Multirib ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Millerelix troostiana Nashville LiptoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Millerelix fatigiata New Harmony LiptoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis tridentata Northern ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Carychium exiguum Obese ThornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Somatogyrus integra Ohio PebblesnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Lucilla scintilla Oldfield CoilGastropodaN CountyQuad
Viviparus subpurpureus Olive MysterysnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Leptoxis praerosa Onyx RocksnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Arion fasciatus Orange-banded ArionGastropodaN CountyQuad
Lithasia geniculata Ornate RocksnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Novisuccinea ovalis Oval AmbersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo ovata Ovate VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Megapallifera ragsdalei Ozark MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia lewisiana Pale GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pallifera dorsalis Pale MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Elimia laqueata Panel ElimiaGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Ventridens demissus Perforate DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Physa acuta Pewter PhysaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Appalachina sayana kentucki Pine Mountain CraterGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Anguispira rugoderma Pine Mountain DiscGastropodaNE CountyQuad
Mesomphix inornatus Plain ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Campeloma decisum Pointed CampelomaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Campeloma crassulum Ponderous CampelomaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesodon elevatus Proud GlobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Patera pennsylvanica Proud GlobeletGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus punctatellus Punctate CoilGastropodaNS CountyQuad
Fossaria parva Pygmy FossariaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens intertextus Pyramid DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Appalachina chilhoweensis Queen CraterGastropodaNS CountyQuad
Zonitoides arboreus Quick GlossGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Stenotrema edvardsi Ridge-and-valley SlitmouthGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lioplax subcarinata Ridged LioplaxGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Triodopsis discoidea Rivercliff ThreetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Viviparus intertextus Rotund MysterysnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea reesei Round SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens lawae Rounded DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pleurocera alveare Rugged HornsnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Micromenetus sampsoni Sampson SpriteGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Discus bryanti Sawtooth DiscGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia rhoadsi Sculpted GlyphGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Ventridens collisella Sculptured DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesodon mitchellianus Sealed GlobeletGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pallifera secreta Severed MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Antroselates spiralis Shaggy CavesnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Inflectarius inflectus ShagreenGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pleurocera acuta Sharp HornsnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Promenetus exacuous Sharp SpriteGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Xolotrema obstrictum Sharp WedgeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lithasia obovata Shawnee RocksnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pleurocera curta Shortspire HornsnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Paravitrea blarina Shrew SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euconulus trochulus Silk HiveGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pleurocera canaliculata Silty HornsnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Paravitrea subtilis Slender SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pomatiopsis lapidaria Slender WalkerGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Punctum minutissimum Small SpotGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo parvula Smallmouth VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Patera laevior Smooth BladetoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix perlaevis Smooth ButtonGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lucilla singleyanus Smooth CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Hawaiia alachuana Southeastern GemGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Anguispira strongylodes Southeastern TigersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Appalachina sayana Spike-lip CraterGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Io fluvialis Spiny RiversnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia carolinensis Spiral Mountain GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Succinea forsheyi Spotted AmbersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Zonitoides lateumbilicatus Striate GlossGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo rugosula Striate VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Webbhelix multilineata Striped WhitelipGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia sculptilis Suborb GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Catinella vermeta Suboval AmbersnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lymnaea stagnalis Swamp LymnaeaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Physa gyrina Tadpole PhysaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Paravitrea tantilla Teasing SupercoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pleurocera walkeri Telescope HornsnailGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Helicodiscus shimeki Temperate CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens percallosus Tennessee DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Planorbula armigera Thicklip Rams-HornGastropodaNN YesCountyQuad
Glyphyalinia cryptomphala Thin GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cochlicopa lubricella Thin PillarGastropodaN CountyQuad
Vallonia perspectiva Thin-lip ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lehmannia valentiana Threeband GardenslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Valvata tricarinata Threeridge ValvataGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Ventridens gularis Throaty DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus notius Tight CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lobosculum pustuloides Tiny LiptoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Philomycus togatus Toga MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Glyphyalinia rimula Tongued GlyphGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesodon zaletus Toothed GlobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euconulus dentatus Toothed HiveGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vallonia parvula Trumpet ValloniaGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Valvata bicarinata Two-ridge ValvataGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helisoma anceps Two-ridged Rams-hornGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Euchemotrema fraternum Upland PillsnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Vertigo gouldii Variable VertigoGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Lithasia verrucosa Varicose RocksnailGastropodaNS YesCountyQuad
Xolotrema denotatum Velvet WedgeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Patera panselenus Virginia BladetoothGastropodaNS CountyQuad
Philomycus virginicus Virginia MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Fontigens nickliniana Watercress SnailGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Helicodiscus nummus Wax CoilGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta tappaniana White SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Pupoides albilabris White-lip DaggerGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Cepaea hortensis White-lip GardensnailGastropodaN CountyQuad
Mesodon thyroidus White-lip GlobeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Neohelix albolabris WhitelipGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Rabdotus dealbatus Whitewashed RabdotusGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Pupilla muscorum Widespread ColumnGastropodaN CountyQuad
Euconulus chersinus Wild HiveGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Philomycus flexuolaris Winding MantleslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Gastrocopta procera Wing SnaggletoothGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesomphix rugeli Wrinkled ButtonGastropodaNT CountyQuad
Ventridens pilsbryi Yellow DomeGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Limax flavus Yellow GardenslugGastropodaNN CountyQuad
Mesodon clausus Yellow GlobeletGastropodaNN CountyQuad