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Aquatic Snails

Freshwater Snails in Alabama

Order Architaenioglossa

Mystery Snails (Live-bearing Snails) - Family Viviparidae 

Applesnails - Family Ampullariidae

Order Neotaenioglossa

Freshwater Periwinkles (Hornsnails, Riversnails, and Rocksnails) - Family Pleuroceridae

Pyrg Pebblesnails - Family Hydrobiidae

Seep Snails - Family Pomatiopsidae

Order Heterostropha

Gilled Flatsnails - Family Valvatidae

Order Basommatophora

Elegant Pondsnails - Family Lymnaeidae

Tadpole Pondsnails (Pouch Snails) - Family Physidae

Ramshorn Snails -Family Planorbidae

Freshwater Limpets - Family Ancylidae

Note: In Alabama, it is illegal to release or stock or move any fish,
mussel, snail or crayfish to any public waters without a permit.

Studies show 74% of aquatic snails are imperiled.

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