Adaptation of Land Snails

  • Movement is done by using a muscular foot covered with epithelial cilia, which is lubricated with a mucus that reduces friction.
  • A shell made of calcium carbonate is a characteristic of land snails that is usually produced by a method called coiling. Coiling allows the shell to grow with the animal without limiting it's already slow locomotion.  The shell of a snail give's the snail protection.
  • Snail's have a specialized layer of tissue covering their visceral mass called a mantle