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Garden Snail

Scientific name:  Cornu aspersum
Class:  Invertebrates
Continent:  North America
Habitat:  Widespread
Diet:  Herbivore
Size:  1 - 1.75 Inches

Commonly Known as a Garden Pest Because of Its Hunger for Veggies

Commonly known as a garden pest because of its insatiable hunger for veggies, this land snail has caused farmers distress across the world. Its shell is used for defense against predators, and they can tuck themselves inside and shut a door-like structure called an operculum to prevent predators from getting at them. Their shell grows with their body too, creating more spirals as the snail ages. It can sometimes be found on restaurant menus as escargot!

Conservation Status
Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated

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