Segmentina nitida

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Segmentina nitida
Apical view of a shell of Segmentina nitida
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Subclass: Heterobranchia
Superorder: Hygrophila
Family: Planorbidae
Genus: Segmentina
S. nitida
Binomial name
Segmentina nitida

Segmentina nitida, the shining ram's-horn snail, is a species of minute, air-breathing, freshwater snail, an aquatic gastropod mollusc or micromollusc in the family Planorbidae, the ramshorn snails.


Drawing showing three views of a shell of Segmentina nitida

The shell of this species is sinistral in coiling and almost planispiral in shape. The spire is deeply sunken. The surface of the shell is glossy.[1]

The maximum shell diameter is about 7 mm.[1]


This species lives in water weeds, in ponds and marsh drainage ditches. It is uncommon to rare.[1]


This species occurs in countries and islands including:


  1. ^ a b c Janus, Horst, 1965. The young specialist looks at land and freshwater molluscs. Burke, London.
  2. ^ Juřičková L., Horsák M. & Beran L. (2001). "Check-list of the molluscs (Mollusca) of the Czech Republic". Acta Soc. Zool. Bohem. 65: 25-40.
  3. ^ UK Biodiversity Action Plan "Action plan for Segmentina nitida". Archived from the original on 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2007-03-05.
  4. ^ (in German) Glöer P. & Meier-Brook C. (2003). Süsswassermollusken. DJN, pp. 134, page 109, ISBN 3-923376-02-2
  5. ^ "Anemoon > Flora en Fauna > Soorteninformatie".

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