The Lambda Snaggletooth is an extremely resilient creature. Over the course of millions of years, it has evolved and adapted in a variety of ways which allow it to live in almost any environment (although it prefers a moist one). One of the most important adaptations is that the snail itself is a very small creature. Its shell is composed of 5 whorls (Pilsbury, 1948), not exceeding 2mm in height (Leonard, 1952). That is less than 1/16 of an inch! This allows it to hide almost anywhere from it's predators. Since the snail is so small, it needs to be better at hiding than looking for food. The shell itself is an opaque white, usually closer to transparent (Pilsbury, 1948), which provides a natural camouflage for the organism.
    The eyes of Gastrocopta holzingeri are atop a larger-than-normal pair of tentacles (Metcalf, 1962). This adaptation helps it to see over more objects since it is so small. The head of the snails in the family Pupillidae are usually bluntly rounded, while the tail is tapered to a dull point. Also in the family Pupillidae, the snails body is as long as the shell itself (Baker, 1939). This allows the snail to completely pull its body pull it's body in to the shell when it senses danger. Since the body itself is so small, the snail can do this very rapidly.
    In the winter, snails of the family Pupillidae have been known to hibernate under logs or even by burrowing into the earth. The snails typically hibernate from mid-November to March (Baker, 1939).