Scientific name Vertigo geyeri
|Similar Vertigo, Vertigo angustior, Vertigo genesii, Desmoulin's whorl snail, Vertigo antivertigo|
Vertigo geyeri is a species of minute air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusc or micromollusc in the family Vertiginidae, the whorl snails.
The egg-shaped-oval shell measures just 1.7 to 1.9 mm. in length and 1.2 mm in width. There are up to 5 whorls with deep seams. The aperture has 4 small protrusions (called "teeth") ( on parietal one columellar and two palatal), it can also have fewer teeth. The colour of the shell is reddish-brown and the surface is shiny. The shell has regular growth striations and is almost smooth.
This species lives in marshes.
The specific name geyeri is in honor of German zoologist David Geyer (1855–1932).
Distribution and conservation status
This species occurs in: