The 13th in our new challenge layout catering for all aspects of nature for us nature lovers.
The challenge theme is at the end of the title we are only looking for the land variety not marine or fresh water.
For this challenge please add your images of SLUGS & SNAILS.
> Slugs belong to several different lineages that also include snails with shells. The shell-less condition has arisen many times independently during the evolutionary past, and thus the category “slug” is emphatically a polyphyletic one. The various groups of land slugs are not closely related, despite a superficial similarity in the overall body form.
> The soft, slimy bodies of slugs are prone to desiccation, so land-living slugs are confined to moist environments and must retreat to damp hiding places when the weather is dry.
> Snails can be found in a very wide range of environments including ditches, deserts, and the abyssal depths of the sea. Although many people are familiar with terrestrial snails, land snails are in the minority. 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 waters. 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 the food into small pieces. Many snails are herbivorous, eating plants or rasping algae from surfaces with the radula, though a few land species and many marine species are omnivores or predatory carnivores.
Information courtesy of Wikipedia
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