Seminole Rams-horn: Family Planorbidae

Seminole Rams-horn
Planorbella duryi (Wetherby, 1879)
Family Planorbidae

Seminole Rams-horn, an air-breathing freshwater snail, is rare on S. Hutchinson Island.

Seminole Rams-horn found on S. Hutchinson Island, March 2021

 Seminole Rams-horn (flip side)


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Planorbella duryi
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Planorbella duryi
Planorbella duryi shell.png
Apical and apertural view of a shell of Planorbella duryi. Scale bar is 10 mm.
Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Mollusca
Class:     Gastropoda
(unranked):     clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Hygrophila
Superfamily:     Planorboidea
Family:     Planorbidae
Genus:     Planorbella
Species:     P. duryi
Binomial name
Planorbella duryi
(Wetherby, 1879)

    Planorbis (Helisoma) duryi Wetherby, 1879
    Helisoma duryi (Wetherby, 1879)

Planorbella duryi, common name the Seminole rams-horn, is a species of air-breathing freshwater snail, a pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails.


In the wild they are brown.[1] In captivity they have been bred to come in many colours. These colours are:

    Brown leopard
    Blue leopard


This species of snail is endemic to Florida, United States.[3]

It has been introduced to Hawaii and lives in the wild there.[4]

It is an introduced species in various European islands and countries including:[5]

    Great Britain as a "hothouse alien"
    Ireland as a "hothouse alien"
    Parts of Southern Nigeria [e.g Ogun State, Lagos, Oyo]


They are found in most freshwater habitats including streams and ponds.[6]
Conservation status

This species is listed by natureserve as G5.[7]

They eat dead or decaying plants or fish, and algae.[8]

They are hermaphrodites. They lay eggs and are very fast breeders.[9]
Human use

They are a very common aquarium snail. Eggs can get into aquariums on plants. Some people consider them pests due to their ability to breed very fast and overpopulate. Other people value them as part of their clean up crew.[10]

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External links
    Wikimedia Commons has media related to Planorbella duryi.

    AnimalBase info at: "AnimalBase :: Helisoma duryi species homepage". animalbase.



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