Bulimnea megasoma or the Showy Pond Snail, is most commonly found in ponds or bay areas simply because it is a more protected area than a river. Also most commonly found in North-central United States and Canada (Kohl 2011).

Although this species is common to one area, the density of the populations can vary significantly depending on reproduction rates, as well as seasons. Also, the Bulimnea have the ability to quickly recolonize damp areas after periods of rainfall. This not only helps with reproduction, but also in adapting to changing habitats
 ("Chapter 8: Freshwater Snails" 2011).

The water levels usually aren't very deep, which  makes being located in a pond more protective to the species from harsh winds or waves, making this snail have a habitat known as the quiet bay or pond type. Seems to be fairly fitting considering that species of snail is known as the Showy Pond Snail (Baker 1911).

Being located in a pond also provides a good sources of food and nutrients, while also providing good surface area to aid in reproduction and placement of the eggs. Some of the plants available as food for the snails are Scripus, Typha, and Castalia, which are different types of vegetation and algae available as a food source for the species
 (Michels 1875, Ghesquiere 2007).




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 The yellow dot indicates where Bulimnea megasoma is found.