How to Draw a Bithynia

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Bithynia in 3 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Bithynia.

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How to Draw a Bithynia - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The Bithynia is a fresh-water snail that has a hard protective shell. To begin drawing, first draw a layered circle for the opening of the shell.

Step 2: Now draw the whorls by drawing an open arch coming from the side of the circle. Connect two more arches onto the top of the first. Using a looping motion, draw a line that connects to the top arch and goes through the top of the circle. End this line in the middle of your Bithynia's shell.

Step 3: To finish up your drawing, add any details and colors that you like best.

Interesting Facts about the Bithynia

The Bithynia is a freshwater snail that is found exclusively in Turkey. It inhabits two small coastal streams, and both streams are very close to each other. This snail is found on the stones of the creeks. They eat algae and decaying plants. The Bithynia is threatened by nutrient enrichment from agricultural fields and sewage from coastal development by humans.

Did you know?

  • The Bithynia is in the Phylum Mollusca and the Class Gastopoda.
  • These snails have a hard shell that protects their soft body.
  • The Bithynia is listed as an endangered animal.
  • It lives in water that is from 13-16.9 degrees Celsius.
  • When the Bithynia is disturbed, it will pull itself back into its shell.
  • This snail is in the Order Littorinimorpha and the Family Bithyniidae.
  • Snails sometimes eat dirt to obtain calcium to build their shells.

Lesson plan note: Cut a large piece of butcher paper and lay it on the ground. Draw a picture of a large stream with rocks running across the paper. Use a blue marker to color the stream. Then, have each child draw Bithynia snails all around the rocks and stream. They can use markers, colored pencils, or crayons to color their snails. Hang the picture on your bulletin board when complete.