Identifying British freshwater snails: Shell taller than wide

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Shell shape taller than it is wide. For details of how to measure shells, click here.

Place the shell so that its apex is uppermost and its mouth is towards you. Is the mouth to the right of the mid-line, or is it to the left?

Sinistral shell
Is the shell sinistral
(coiled in a left-handed fashion) as above?

Dextral shell
Or is it dextral
(coiled in a right-handed fashion) as here?

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