Inflectarius subpalliatus




Land snail reproduction.


Snails can be either dioecious or monecious. (Hickman et al. 2009). Dioecious meaning that the sexes are seperate and monecious meaning that the one organism carries both male and female reproductive organs. (Hickman et al. 2009). Snails in the family Polygyridae usually reproduce at night and are monecious. They are distinguished by their reproductive organs.


More specific information on the reproduction of Inflectarius subpalliatus has not been published yet due to the lack of information known about this species.


Life Cycle: More specific information on the Velvet Covert's life cycle is unknown, the following information is based on the life cycle of the common land snail.

After mating takes place, the eggs are deposited into the ground. When the juvenile snail hatches, it needs calcium for its very fragile shell right away. It usually starts by consuming the very egg shell it came out of. As the snail grows, so does its shell. A fractional amount of juvenile snails make it to maturity due to predation or natural causes, such as the rain washing them away.