|Phylum Mollusca - Class Gastropoda - Order Neotaenioglossa - Family Hydrobiidae - Genus Amnicola - Species limnosa - Ordinary Spire Snail|
Distinguishing characteristics - You can distinguish Amnicola from other members of its family by comparing the whorls, shape of apex, and the shape of the aperture. The whorls will be rounded or slightly shouldered inward (Fig. B). The first whorl is planispiral forming a blunt apex (Fig. C). The aperture is broadly subovate (circular)(Fig. D).
Genus - Amnicola
Tolerance Value - 8
Feeding Group - Scraper
Notes - Amnicola is found in unpolluted, perennial water habitats where aquatic vegetation is abundant. In North Dakota it is most prevalent in the Sheyenne River.
Warning: include(../ssi/tempbase.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /var/www/www.ndfreshwaterinverts.vcsu.edu/php/detail.php on line 265
Warning: include(): Failed opening '../ssi/tempbase.php' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/local/phplib:/usr/local/templates/v7/common/ssi:/usr/share/php') in /var/www/www.ndfreshwaterinverts.vcsu.edu/php/detail.php on line 265