Some Interesting Facts About Snails

Snails are known to be very strong and thus, can lift up to 10 times their own body weight, in a vertical position (Snail facts).

They are nocturnal animals which means most of their movements take place at night (Snail facts).

It would take about five and a half days for a snail to travel one mile (Snail facts).

Two of the largest families of Terrestrial gastropods in the U.S., Polygyridae (Mesodon, Triodopsis, Inflectarius, etc.) and Zonitidae (Ventridens, Mesomphix, Glyphyalinia, etc.) contain very few pest species (Thompson, 2003).

Snails grow rings inside of the shell as they grow. This is how scientists and researchers are able to get a good idea of how old they are (Life cycle).

It is believed that there are at least 200,000 species of mollusks out there including snails. Many of them haven’t been found and classified yet (Snail facts).

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