Aquatic and algae eating snails are of course able to breathe underwater as they reside here and breathe using their gills. Terrestrial snails such as your average garden snail however cannot breathe if placed under water and will most likely drown. I.e. not all snails are meant to live underwater. Aquatic snails
Those lung-breathing snails make, by far, the largest part of known gastropod species. The advantage of breathing with lungs is obvious: Those snails can breathe oxygen from dry air and do not have to rely on water. To be able to do this, fresh water snails breathing with lungs have to regularly go to the surface.
I think some snails are truly aquatic and have gills to breathe. But there are some snails like apple snail that have lungs. They are aquatic but needs to come to surface to breathe, or they drop a huge hollow tube to surface to grasp air. we can ...
Sea snails therefore breathe underwater using a gill which can extract air directly out of the water. Whelks for example use their siphon (a soft tube like structure) to draw water into the mantle cavity, where the gill takes in oxygen and expels carbon dioxide.
Most land snails (and slugs) have a "mantle cavity" within which there is a lung. they breath in and out through the pneumostome or breathing pore. If you watch a slug you will see this opening and closing. The lung has an impressive set of arteri...
Can snails breath underwater? Aquatic and algae eating snails can through their gills; however, the type of snails you find in gardens can not, and if placed in water for to long will most likely ...
Land snails cannot live underwater as they need to breathe air like any other land animal. This is true despite the similarities between land snails and water snails.
snails CAN breath underwater if the snails u are talking about is aquatic snails. Aquatic snails are very fast and active in water but they are slow on land. They will die in a week without water.
Snails can go over water - well, at least they can crawl hanging from its surface. There are venomous snails, which kill their prey using a harpoon tooth, and others which besiege a mussel, until it opens its shell. Predator snails hunt their prey following its scent, through rivers and up trees, until the prey has fallen.
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. Snails like the Pond and Ram's Horn are pulmonate.