Although this snail may seem insignificant because of its small size, it is actually an important member of the food chain. 

Birds feed on snails, such as Lucilla singleyana, throughout the year.  However, during the birds' egg-laying season, they increase their consumption of this snail significantly.  They need to obtain the calcium from the snails' shells in order to produce strong and healthy eggs. 

Birds are not the only animals to dine on Lucilla singleyana.  Insects, frogs, toads, snakes, and even small mammals, such as moles and shrews, include this snail in their everyday diets. 

To learn about what the Smooth Coil eats, visit the Nutrition page.