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Snails

Hermaphroditic garden snails

Garden snails have both female and male reproductive cells (they are hermaphroditic). They do not need to mate with another snail to reproduce, self-fertilization is possible. After mating, they lay about 80 white eggs in a moist, underground nest. 1)

One of the deadliest creatures in the world

The sea cone snail is one of the deadliest creatures in the world with a single bite even capable of causing death. 2)

Syrinx aruanus

The world's largest sea snail - Syrinx aruanus - their shell grows up to over 2ft and their weight reaches 40lbs. 3)

Tooth-like structures

Most snails have thousands of microscopic tooth-like structures located on a ribbon-like tongue. 4)

Volcano snail

Volcano snails (C. squamiferum) are a thing! Their shells are made of iron and they live around hydrothermal vents that can reach up to 750 degrees Fahrenheit. 5)

snails.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/11 07:38 by aga