The River Limpet (Ancylus fluviatilis) is a species of very small, freshwater, air-breathing limpet, an aquatic pulmonate gastropod mollusc in the tribe Ancylini within the family Planorbidae, the ram's horn snails and their allies.

Distribution and conservation statusEdit

This species occur in Europe in the following countries and islands:

  • The British Isles: Great Britain and Ireland
  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Slovakia
  • France
  • and others


This freshwater limpet is rheophile, which lives in fast-running waters. Can be found attached to rocks where it grazes algae.

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