Planogyra clappi (Pilsbry 1898) Western Flat-whorl

Valloniidae, , Gastropoda, Mollusca, Animalia

Range: known from low elevations of Olympic and Coast ranges (this needs to be added to when Tim sends back identification...we may have found as high as Snoqualmie...almost if not.)


Description: Shell 2 mm diameter, 3.5 whorls

Natural History: found in leaf litter

Conservation Status:

Literature Cited:

Roth, B. A New Species of Punctum (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Punctidae) from the Klamath Mountains, California, and First California Records of Planogyra Clappi (Valloniidae). Malacological Review, 1985, Malacological Review, 18 : 51-56, 2 figures


Etymology: plano gyra – flat whorl; named for George H. Clapp, malacologist