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A total of 17 freshwater snail species have been recorded in Jordan. They have smooth coiled shells, some with colorful patterns. Shells are built by adding new larger sections as the snails grow larger. Snails have a pair of upper tentacles with light sensors and another lower pair of feelers.
Snails move slowly by repeatedly stretching and contracting their body. They retract into their shell when disturbed.
Freshwater snails feed on algae and decaying plants.
Common in permanent freshwater bodies, including the Jordan River, the Yarmouk River, Wadi Hidan, Wadi al-Seer, Azraq, and irrigation canals in the Jordan River Valley.