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Stuff about the Snail The scientific name for the snail is Cypraea zebra Snails which have a broadly conical shell which is not coiled, or appears not to be coiled. When the word snail is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails. These are some special adaptations for the snail Long antennae for enhanced sense's of smell and touch Lubricated (slimy) surface for extra mobility In emergency's the snail can fully retract into it's shell for added protection.
Where thing lives. . Snails can be found in a wide range of different and alike environments from ditches to deserts to the depths of the sea. The great majority of snail species are marine. Many others are terrestrial, and numerous kinds can be found in fresh water, and even brackish water
Food and pleasure Most land snails eat plants and other vegetation. Snails eat mostly living plants as well as decaying plants. They also chew on fruits and young succulent plant barks. Snails also eat algae. A snail has something called radula in its mouth for grinding up its food. Even though there pretty ugly creatures they still get it on. All land snails are hermaphrodites, Some freshwater snails, such as Apple Snails, and marine species, such as periwinkles, have separate sexes, they are male and female. Most snails can mate when they are around 1 year old.
Did you know…. WTF…. . Snails have been eaten for thousands of years, beginning in the Pleistocene. They are especially abundant in Capsian sites in North Africa but are also found throughout the Mediterranean region in archaeological sites dating between 12, 000 and 6, 000 years ago. However, it should be noted that wild-caught land snails that are undercooked can harbor a parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) that may cause a rare kind of meningitis. Specialized snail caviar is also growing in popularity in European cuisine
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