A Pocket Guide to the Land Snails of Kansas

A Pocket Guide to the Land Snails of Kansas is now available from the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, KS.

Find them at http://gpnc.org/gift-shop/publications/.


Welcome to the Mollusks of Kansas

mugThis site is about the Mollusks of Kansas. It will primarily include updates on collections and other snail findings from here or elsewhere. Checklists are also provided and some photos as well – up to the free space storage.

The living mollusks of Kansas include the gastropods (snails and slugs) and bivalves (clams and mussels). Gastropods can be found both in water (lakes and rivers) and on the land. This web site serves as a master list (work in progress) of the Mollusks of Kansas. It depends on the works of many malacologists and ecologists who have surveyed the state in the past and continue to do so now.

The two basic lists are of Land Snails and Slugs, then of Aquatic Snails. I have also provided a list of Bivalves (Unionids and others) generated from those who really know them. Link to the checklists from the menu bar above.