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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.


Other snails breathe using gills. Snails like the Pond and Ram's Horn are pulmonate. Their mantel cavity is located directly behind the head on most snails. This thin wall is called the "lung" of the snail. Snails that breathe using gills, like the freshwater Common River Nerite and the Common Mud Snail, do so via the mantel cavity as well.


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...


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.


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 ...


Land snails and sea snails are grouped together and called Gastropods, and they do have many similarities, but they also have some important differences, specially in how they breathe, that enable us to separate them into two distinct groups: the sea snails which breath under water (technically referred to as ‘Prosobranchs’), and those that ...


Yes they do breathe air from water they is how they stay alive they can live for a month under water you also may see a pond snail upside down with their bottoms out of the water they are ...


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. Sea-living slugs eat ...


Some groups of snails that live in freshwater respire using gills, whereas other groups need to reach the surface to breathe air. In addition, some are amphibious and have both gills and a lung (e.g. Ampullariidae). ... Several different freshwater snail species are eaten in Asian cuisine.