Thursday, September 24, 2009

Snail With Spotted Shell

What a pretty spotted shell this tiny snail has. Did you know that snails can not hear anything and are hermaphadites that contain both male and female reproductive organs?
The other neat thing I learned about snails is they are not even insects, their scientific classification has crowned them as part of the Mollusk family! It's a land dwelling creature belonging to the same phylum as octopus, oysters and squids. :)


Erik said...

Have you considered submitting photos to the Encyclopedia of Life?

Leslie wears organic clothing and plays in dirt said...

Hey Erik!
I take that as a compliment - I had never heard of it before- I will check that out and see what it's all about. :)