Fumonelix christyi



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Most land snails are considered to be hermaphrodites, containing both the male and female sexual organs: ovaries, testes, and penis (Wilbur et al. 1964). Fertilization occurs within the oviduct of the snail. The fertilized eggs are laid under moist logs and decaying plant matter. Larvae emerge out of the eggs and they grow to become veliger larvae. With continued growth they develop into an adult snail (Wilbur et al. 1964)

Snails can mate several times a year and lay up to 100 eggs at once, which helps them to continue to thrive and prevent extinction.

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