Here's an interesting picture that i got from google:
Things i never knew:
- water snails have gills
- snails' blood vessels actually run through their shell. I'd always thought that snails LIVE in their shell and are two separate entitites altogether. No wonder i cant separate them!
- there are two types of snails- water snails and land snails. I thought they are the same. But then again, I wasnt entire wrong coz there isnt much difference between the two.
I've also did some research on the history and names of edible snails. Here are some interesting facts:
- Names of snails : abalone (Japan & California)
: tsalingaria (Greece)
: periwinkle (South Africa, Europe)
: Queen Conch (West Indies)
: escargot (France)
- snails had been a part of ancient Roman diet. The Romans later introduced snails as a dish to Britain which eventually spreaded in popularity to other countries such as the US.
Well, that's not much of information but is educational enough for non-zoologist and exotic food lovers..I'm already planning my next snail indulgence!
***Tips: How do you know if you are ready to accept snails into your tummy? Very easy- if u r ready, the picture of the anatomy of snails would have been forgotten by now..hehe