Saturday, 5 July 2014
The common European Brown Garden Snail. The Helix aspersa is an air-breathing snail, which has a single lung. It has a brownish soft body, which is usually covered with slimy mucus. They have yellow or cream-coloured shells with brown spiral stripes. The garden snail has a flat muscular organ called a foot that helps it move with a gliding motion helped by the release of a mucus to reduce friction with the rough surface. They are extremely slow as their fastest speed is only 1.3 centimetres per second.
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