Round-mouthed snail

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(Po­ma­tias ele­gans) This is a quirky species with many dif­fer­ences from its more abun­dant cousins. Al­though the ma­jor­ity of snails crawl with a wave-like mo­tion us­ing the en­tire foot, the round-mouth ap­pears to put one foot in front of the other, ex­plain­ing its old name of ‘shuf­fler snail’. The round-mouth dif­fers from many snails in that it has two sexes, male and fe­male. The round-mouth can’t cope with in­ten­sive farm­ing, so has de­clined widely within its range in both Europe and the UK

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