The lack of information available on the species Stagnicola woodruffi  requires more focus to be put on the characteristics of its Family- Lymnaeidae.

The Lymnaeidae have large, simple teeth on their radula (a rasping tongue found in most mollusks) which are used to scrape algae off of rocks (Wahlert & Holland 1999). The Lymnaeidae are typically more herbivorous than carnivorous and their diet consists of a large amouunt of filamentous algae ( Lymnaeidae occasionally serve as intermediate hosts for some parasitic worms, however whether of not the specific Stagnicola woodruffi itself serves as a host is unknown (Solem 1974).