Minimum recorded depth is 0 m. Maximum recorded depth is 0 m. Like many others in the same family, this species of snail inhabits the high marsh zone of salt marshes. The native range of the snail is from the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada, to the Texas coast of the Gulf of Mexico. (Apley, 1970; Hilbish, 1981)
Adults of Melampus bidentatus can survive in a terrestrial environment but its larvae require an aquatic habitat in order to survive.
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