Snail Facts for Kids

Snail Facts for Kids

Snail Facts for Kids

Facts for Kids!

bullet Snails are so diverse that there are land snails, sea snails, and freshwater snails.

There are thousands of snail species.

bullet The “giant tiger land snail” also known, as “giant Ghana snail” is the largest land snail in the world, their length can reach up to 12 inches.

bullet Land snails secrete mucus to facilitate their movement and reduce the friction against the ground.

bullet Snails try to get a diet that is full of calcium to keep their shells thick and healthy.

bullet Land snails have tiny teeth! They have a structure called the radula that has of rows of them.

bullet The “cone snails,” a family of sea snails is venomous, and some of them are fatal to humans!

bullet There are approximately 600 different species in the family of “cone snails.”

bullet There are about 30 humans deaths registered caused by cone snails.

bullet The sea snails breathe with gills; the land snails breathe with lungs while some species of freshwater snails breathe with lungs and others with gills.

bullet In several countries, they eat some species of land snails, and they are considered a delicacy.

 

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