The Ramshorn snail is an herbivore, therefore it consumes vegetation, making it a primary consumer.

Painted turtle on a log at Myrick marsh. Photo by Amanda Goodman.

              Our buddy, H. trivolvis, shares a home with a diverse array of other organisms. Some examples of these neighbors include its distant cousin the faucet snail, the water scorpion, snapping turtles and even the the jumping and hopping green frog. Check out this picture of a painted turtle taken down at the marsh!

        H. trivolvis is known to carry parasitic flukes which can be transmitted to fish or humans, though the only way humans can be infected is through ingestion of contaminated water or the infected snail itself.