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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)

43,000 species

There are approximately 43,000 species of snails. 6)


Garden snail mucus is used to treat wrinkles, spots, and scars on the skin. 7)

Two years to mature

Newly hatched snails have delicate shells and take about two years to mature. 8)


Some species of snails hibernate during the colder months of the year. They cover their bodies with a thin layer of mucus, which prevents them from drying out. 9)

Slime trails

Snails often move along the slime trails of other snails to move faster. 10)

White caviar

In some places, people eat snail eggs and call them “white caviar.” 11)


The snail is a delicacy in French cuisine. 12)

Poisonous snails

Some marine snail species are poisonous, but most terrestrial species are not poisonous. 13)

Sea Cone Snail

The sea cone snail is one of the deadliest creatures in the world with a single bite even capable of causing death. 14)


Land snails breathe through their lungs. Snails that live in freshwater and the sea use gills to breathe. 15)

No backbone

Snails have no backbone. 16)

0.5 inches per second

Snails are the slowest animals on the planet. They move at a speed of 0.5 inches per second. 17)


Snails are almost completely blind but have a great sense of smell. They have no mechanism for hearing sounds. 18)

Largest snail

The largest living species of sea snail is Syrinx Aruanus. 19)

snails.txt · Last modified: 2021/11/26 04:43 by aga