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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.6 August 1999

Anisus vorticulus - a rare and threatened water snail

By - Martin Willing, Ian J Killeen

The ram's-horn snail Anisus vorticulus is one of the rarer and more geographucally restricted freshwater mollusc species in Britain. In this region, A. vorticulus is largely confined to 'traditional' grazing marshes, where it lives in ditches with clean, often calcareous, water with a rich aquatic flora. It has always been a very local species in Britain (Fig. 1), being confined chiefly to Suffolk and Norfolk (mainly the Broads area), the Pevensey and Lewes Levels in East Sussex and Amberley Wildbrooks in West Sussex, with one isolated population at a pond near Staines, Middlesex.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist