Lambert M. SurhoneISBN: 978-6-1320-0928-9;
Xerotricha apicina is a species of small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae. Snail is a common name for almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda that have coiled shells in the adult stage. When the word is used in a general sense, it includes sea snails, land snails and freshwater snails. Otherwise snail-like creatures that lack a shell (or have only a very small one) are called slugs. One species of land snail, the Giant African Snail, can grow 15 inches (39.3 cm.) from snout to tail, and weigh 2 lbs. The largest living species of sea snail is Syrinx aruanus which has a shell that can measure up 91 cm in length, and the whole animal with the shell can weigh up to 18 kg (40 lbs).
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