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A Snail


A Snail
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Copyright: sangram mohite (sangram) (73)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-07-11
Categories: Insects
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-11 1:42
Viewed: 1514
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snail is a common name that is applied most often to land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs. However, the common name "snail" is also applied to most of the members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have a coiled shell that is large enough for the animal to retract completely into. Snails can be found in a very wide range of environments, including ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea. Although land snails may be more familiar to people, marine snails constitute the majority of snail species, and have much greater diversity and a greater biomass. Numerous kinds of snail can also be found in fresh water. Most snails have thousands of microscopic tooth-like structures located on a ribbon-like tongue called a radula. The radula works like a file, ripping food into small pieces. Many snails are herbivorous, eating plants or rasping algae from surfaces with their radulae, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores.

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interesting closeup but the light is not perfect because of some reflection. any way good angle and presentation. tfs.

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