Ocean snails breathe using gills while freshwater snails breathe using lungs. Ocean snails can have one or two gills, and the gills allow the snails to remain completely submerged all the time. Freshwater snails have something that resembles a lung but is actually a pul...
Snails can be divided into two categories when discussing manners of breathing: those with lungs and those with gills. Pulmonate (lung) snails assimilate oxygen through the thin wall ("lung") of their mantel cavity. Other snails breathe using gills.
Water snails are herbivores whose diets consist of algae and other forms of vegetation. Both in captivity and the in the wild, water snails adapt their diets to eat nearly any type of vegetation or micro-organism that is available in their habitats.
Snails have a bodily fluid known as hemolymph that is similar to blood. Hemolymph is found in many invertebrates and is believed to have scientific and pharmaceutical benefits.
Snails need water to survive, and some snails do drink water; some species of snails absorb water from the air or, in the case of water snails, from the water they live in. Snails often consume liquid when eating various vegetables and fruits.
Snails consist of thousands of different species and consume a wide variety of different diets, although most land snails are herbivorous. For example, the common garden snail consumes cultivated plants, including citrus, while the geography cone snail is a predator of ...
Snails have both male and female organs so all snails can lay eggs after mating. Each snail can lay about 100 eggs.