The number of teeth a snail has depends on the type of snail, but the average snail has well over 1,000 teeth. The teeth of snails are contained in rows called a radula. These rows shift and allow missing teeth to be replaced.Know More
Snails are voracious eaters that use their small, sharp teeth to rip through vegetation. The consistent ripping and chewing wears down the teeth and causes the radula to create a new row, pushing all of the rows forward, helping to rotate the teeth.
The radula is sometimes mistaken for a tongue. However, it is possible to hear a snail chew its food, when observed in a quiet room.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
The most-noticeable difference between a snail and a slug is the slug's lack of a shell. On a snail, the shell houses and protects the visceral hump, where the snail's organs are located. A slug, on the other hand, may have an internal "shell," which is more like a calcium deposit, that helps protect the internal organs.Full Answer >
A snail classifies as a gastropoda, which is a member of the mollusk family. Mollusks are defined by having no backbone, soft bodies and hard shells to protect the body. Both water and land snails are in the mollusk family.Full Answer >
The elephant snail is a species of large sea snail and a mollusk in the family Fissurellidae. Its name is derived from its tendency to swing its tentacles from side to side as it moves about.Full Answer >
Snails travel at a speed of one meter per hour. Research indicates that snails move quickly enough to cover the area of an average UK garden in one evening.Full Answer >