What do snails look like? Where do they live? What do they eat? How do they grow? This lesson will teach you all of these things as well as some fun facts about snails!
What Are Snails?
What did one snail say to the snail who caught him in a game of tag?I’ll catch you next slime!We know that snails are slimy, but there’s so much more to them. Snails are invertebrates, which means they don’t have backbones, and they have soft bodies, which is why they need their shells to protect them like shields. These slimy creatures move by sliding forward on their bellies. That’s why they’re called gastropods (gastro refers to the stomach and pod stands for foot).
Snails are really small–usually less than an inch long! There is one type of snail, the giant African land snail, that can be 8 inches long and weigh up to 2 pounds. The largest snail in the world is called the Australian trumpet. It can be 35 inches long and weigh up to 40 pounds!