A pair of Limax maximus snails mating - Photo credit to Spleines

    Unfortunately, not much is known about the Patera clarki nantahala reproductive cycle.  However, there is a general insight of reproduction within the class of gastropods.  According to Chase, pulmonate and ospithobranch gastropods are nearly all hermaphrodites.  As for all other gastropod taxa, especially marine snails, hermaphroditic species are rare (Chase, 2007).

How do snails find mates?

    According to Chase, snails find their mates using their chemical senses.  Snail species that live on land locate potential mates by sensing mucus trails and following them (Chase, 2007).  Supposedly snails are not picky about who they mate with, although size tends to matter within some species (Chase, 2007).

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