Planorbella campanulata is considered a monoecious snail, meaning it contains both male and female reproductive parts (Baker 1945).  Another word for monoecious is hermaphroditic (Hickman 2009).  Hermaphroditic snails have both reproductive parts allowing a single snail to be a male for one snail and the female for another (Martin 1999).


Planorbella campanulata is in the subgroup pulmonata and they are considered short-lived where by their complete life cycle spans a year or less. (Martin 1999).  This species, in general, becomes reproductively mature at the age of about 3-4 months (Sitnikova 2010).

Freshwater pulmonates lay their eggs in a gelatinous mass that attaches to rocks or plants  under water (Wilson 2011).

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