Gastrocopta procera has a pupa shaped shell that contains 5 to 6 whorls.  The sutures on their shells are fairly deep and prominent.  Looking at the front side of the snail, the G. procera has a distinct spur that is apparent on the right side of the anulo-parietal lamella (Burch, John B).  The G. procera is recognized by having a much more cylindrical shape and having a tinted lip with several small teeth.  This snail is endangered due to prairie burns and prairie cutting which destroys their habitat( Pilsbury, Henry A).