|Garden snail (Cornu aspersum) on Limonium|
Helix aspersa Müller, 1774
Cornu aspersum is the garden snail. They are often called a pest. In English books it was called Helix aspersa for over two centuries, but the current classification now places it in the genus Cornu. They are native go Europe, though have spread elsewhere. It is very similar, but smaller than the Roman Snail (Helix pomantia).
Food[change | change source]
These snails mainly eat plants, since they are herbivores.
Reproduction[change | change source]
Snails are both male and female. They are able to reproduce by themselves, though normally reproduce sexually.
References[change | change source]
- Müller O. F. (1774). Vermivm terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum, et testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Volumen alterum. pp. I-XXVI [= 1-36], 1-214, [1-10]. Havniae & Lipsiae. (Heineck & Faber).
- "Garden Snail - Snail Facts and Information".
- "Reproductive System". The Garden Snail Resource.