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.Know More
Reptiles are cold-blooded animals that are either strictly carnivorous or omnivores. Snakes, crocodiles and turtles are examples of reptiles.
Garden snails and marine snails are not the only species in the mollusk family; other mollusks include clams, octopus and cuttlefish. Slugs identify as gastropods, even though they do not have a hard shell. A snail's shell is made of calcium carbonate, and the shell will grow along with the snail's body, until the snail reaches adulthood.Learn more about Slugs & Snails
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 have developed behavioral and physiological adaptations through the years. The once exclusive marine and freshwater snails formed gills and developed lungs in order to survive on land, while terrestrial snails formed gills in order to thrive in wet biotopes. Some, like the golden snails, formed both gills and lungs.Full Answer >
Snail shells are formed when a snail continually feeds on calcium. A snail is born with a soft version of its shell that needs calcium to grow into the hardened form.Full Answer >
The life cycle of a snail starts with the young hatching, then progresses to the adolescent snail feeding and resting until it reach the age of reproduction, at which time the snail mates and lays eggs. Eggs are deposited in a nest below the soil.Full Answer >