Tailed Land Snail


a Sheldonia land snail from Nairobi, Kenya. Photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in the gardens at the Nairobi National Museum, Kenya, March 2013.

Tail-wagger Snails have distinct tails that cannot be full retracted into the shell. They crawl upon moist vegetation feeding on detritus and sometimes plant tissue.

Urocyclidae -- Tailed Snail Family

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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