Snails of Saba

In the moist forests of Saba, snails are very common and probably more noticeable than any other invertebrates. With only a couple exceptions however, the snails I encountered were all the same or very similar species of helicinid snail. This family of snails is actually quite interesting for a few reasons. One is that they are primarily found in a few locations that are quite far from each other: the Caribbean, Pacific islands and parts of Asia and Australia. They also moved to land independently of other snails, and their closest relatives are snails that live in either marine or fresh water environments.

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