Inflectarius downieanus is a part of the Class Gastropoda.   In the Class Gastropoda it contains over 40,000 species which includes snails.  There isn't much information on the species Inflectarius downieanus itself but we can assume that it eats about the same things as other species that are in the Class Gastropoda. 

*Not Inflectarius downieanus

Snails are herbivores (BioExpedition, 2012).  They eat different things that are found around their habitat.  That includes things like plants, decaying plants, seaweed, algae, and sometimes when it is hard to find food they may eat dirt (BioExpedition, 2012).  When snails are looking for food they don't move around as much like other animals. They have a sensory called olfaction, which is used in order to find and move to the food (NatureServe, 2012).  Snails need food that has a lot of calcium (BioExpedition, 2012).  Calcium helps make their shells harder so that they could protect themselves when they are in danger (BioExpedition, 2012).  During the colder months Snails consume more food and store up fat reserves so that they could live on while hibernating (BioExpedition, 2012). Also when there isn't much food around they could go into hibernation which allows them to conserve energy and survive through harsh weather or environments (BioExpedition, 2012).

One way they use to get their food is by a structure called the radula (Hickman Jr., 2009).  The radula helps scrape and tear at food that they come across (Hickman Jr., 2009). If snails ever come in contact with foods that contain salt or sugar, it could harm them and even die (BioExpedition, 2012).    

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