One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant-eating European freshwater snail that has a flat spiral shell.
Family Planorbidae: several genera
- ‘Among the natural wonders that should be protected are stag beetles, and ramshorn snails; habitats including salt meadows and oak woods; and rare plants such as the lady's slipper orchid.’
- ‘Colombian ramshorn snails lay their eggs in a blob often larger than the snail that produced it.’
- ‘A generation ago, the European Red Ramshorn Snail was a common sight in freshwater aquariums.’
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