The shell of the snail provides it with protection from weather conditions and also predators. In I. magazinensis, the snail likes to burrow below the ground where it will stay there until rain has soften it and the snail will then emerge (Calwell et al. 2009).

The snail moves around secreting mucus so that when crawling over vegetation it is using the slime more like a glue substance. This helps prevent the snail from falling. Each movement of the foot helps get the snail moving in a forward direction (About, 2012).

Located on the longer pair of tentacles is where the eyes will be found. These animals have eyes that are different than humans due to the fact that they cannot see as clearly, their eyes are less complex so snails rely more on distinctions of light and darkness. Since snails cannot see clearly they use their bottom tentacles to feel around its surroundings. Not only are the bottom tentacles used for sense of touch but since snails don't hear, they use them to sense vibrations (About, 2012).

Inflectarius magazinensis. Photo credit to Ron Caldwell


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