Microscopic freshwater snail

An image of a microscopic freshwater snail. It's length is approximately 3mm.

Detailed Description

Microscopic (length ~3 mm) adult snail in the Hydrobiidae family, with foot and antennae extended.  Snail is crawling on the surface tension of a drop of water on a microscope slide.  These snails, when found in sediments deposited decades or centuries ago, are indicators that freshwater currents were nearby. 


Image Dimensions: 1166 x 940

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Reston, VA, US