Sam Aberdeen

Keeper at ZSL Lon­don Zoo

The Week - Junior - - Animals And The Environment -

On land, the largest snail is the gi­ant African tiger snail (Achatina achatina), weigh­ing 900 grams with a 30 cen­time­tre-long shell. The big­gest gas­tropods (slugs and snails), how­ever, live in the oceans. As far as we know, the world’s largest snail is the Aus­tralian trum­pet

(Syrinx aru­anus). Its mon­ster shell mea­sures up to 91 cen­time­tres and it can weigh 18 kilo­grams.

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