Snail from Puerto Rico
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|Greetings my friends! It's been a while, but I'm back from my trip to Puerto Rico. I shot this Snail (i.d?) at El Yunque or The Caribbean National Forest, the only rain forest in the US. What a beautiful place! I have many other pictures that I will be posting.. Enjoy!|
The word snail is a common name that can be used for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells in the adult stage. (Those snails which do not have a shell or only a very small shell are usually called slugs. Snails which have a broadly conical shell which is not coiled, or appears not to be coiled, are often known as limpets.) When the word snail is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails.
The class of Gastropoda (the snails and slugs) is second only to the insects in terms of total number of species. Snails are extraordinarily diverse in habitat, form, behavior, and anatomy, and therefore what is true of one snail species may not at all be true of another.
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