Gastropods

White Lipped Banded Snail

Taxonomy

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Mollusk

Class: Gastropd

Order:Snails and slugs

Genus species: Cepaea Hortensis

Food

  • The snail eats grass and other low growing plants.

Reproduction and Life cycle

  • The snail can reproduce asexually and sexually due to its non specific gender.
  • The young are different from the adult because the young snails are smaller than the adult snails.

Locomotion

  • The snail is mobile and moves on it's stomach.

Interactions with humans

  • The snail is not harmful to humans.
  • People can use snails for food and it is considered a delicacy.

Characteristics of the White Lipped Banded Snail

  • The snail has a yellow tint to it's shell.
  • The snail has a glossy smooth shell.
  • The average life span of the White Lipped Banded snail is 3-4 years.

Other animals the phylum

  • The Brown Lipped Snail
  • The Grove Snail

Three characteristics of the phylum

  • There are 80,000 species of gastropds in the world.
  • The word mollusk means soft.
  • Most mollusks are edible.