The exact number of snail species is disputed. Estimates range from 43,000 species to 240,000 species. Very often it is assumed that there are about 100,000 species.
|Habitat||Freshwater, saltwater and on land|
|Mode of life||Depending on species solitary or as a group|
|Body length||The smallest species (Ammonicera rota) measures 0.5mm, the largest species (Australian trumpet) measures up to 90cm|
|Diet||Varies depending on species. Among the snails there are herbivores, scavengers and predators.|