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Is a snail an animal?


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February 24, 2012 12:07PM

Yes. Snails belong to the Kingdom Animalia. A level of classifying all living things on earth. Animals are a multi-celled living organisms whose origin remains debatable. The animals body shape generally becomes fixed once the animal reaches maturity although some species of animal undergo series metamorphosis in later life such as the caterpillar which grows wings. Most animals are generally motile which means that they are able to move in their own. Animals are also considered heterotrophs, which means that they must ingest other organisms to survive, either plant or animal organisms. There is no way of knowing exactly how many species of animal exist as so many are found or become extinct each year. Species are a group of similar animals that are capable of interbreeding that results in the production of fertile offspring.
Yes, a snail is an animal.