Snails

African giant snail

A giant snail

The African giant snail is a type of land snail whose color varies between brown, orange and yellow with stripes that often run vertically. They are not noted as social animals, but they are not aggressive towards other individuals either.

Characteristics

Order:
Stylommatophora

Family:
Achatinidae

Scientific name:
Lissachatina reticulata

Habitat:
Wet rainforests, human settlements

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
3-4 years

Naked snails

Harmony of colors and shapes

Slugs are a type of land snail. Species of slugs can be difficult to distinguish from one another, as individuals of the same species can vary in color. Some slugs are known as pests that cause damage to agricultural crops and ornamental plants.

Characteristics

Order:
Stylommatophora

Family:
Arionidae

Scientific name:
Arion

Habitat:
Sea, sea grasses

Origin:
Different parts of the world

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
Short, depending on the species

Vineyard snail

Protector of vineyards

The grape snail is a type of land snail characterized by a spherical brown shell. It requires humidity and lower temperatures. It lives up to 2100 meters above sea level in the Alps.

Characteristics

Order:
Stylommatophora

Family:
Helicidae

Scientific name:
Helix pomatia

Habitat:
Forest, grassland

Origin:
Europe

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 35 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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