Since there is a lack of information that has been found on Daedalochila delecta, the nutrition will be focused on less in depth levels of classification such as the snail’s phylum and class.
  Radula:  First we will start off with the phylum Mollusca. The organisms in the phylum Mollusca all have tongue-like organs called a radula (except Bivalves). This radula uses its rows of chitinous teeth to cut, scrape, and tear particles of food, usually algae, from a substrate or other plants.

Soil: Daedalochila delecta is only found in 13 counties in the panhandle of Florida, so this species does not have to deal with cold temperatures. Also the average pH of soil in Florida is 6.1 which are only slightly acidic, so this snail does not have to deal with alkaline soil (Master Gardener 2009).

Lifecycle: The life cycle of this species does not require a host, but other organisms, such as trematodes, often use freshwater snails as an intermediate host, so this species could possibly be a host for them (Gillis 2011).

Internal Systems: The circulatory system of this snail is open, which means it has a pumping heart, blood vessels, and blood sinuses (Hickman et al 2009). After eating the algae or other plant like food using its radula, a snail in the Class Gastropoda will use its complete digestive tract to transport the food from where it is taken in (mouth) to where it will be taken out a different opening (the anus). This differs from an incomplete digestive cavity which only has one opening for food intake and expulsion (Gillis 2011). Digestion and storage of food is usually extracellular in the lumen of the stomach or digestive glands (Hickman et al 2009). A side note of the nutrition of this snail is that when it is initially produced, the mouth is anterior and the anus is posterior, but after undergoing torsion the anus is rotated and moved up and ends up in between the head and the mantle (Hickman et al 2009).

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