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Sea Snails

Sea Snails are the common name for snails that reside within the ocean, often referred to as shelled marine gastropods. 

Gastropoda, the taxonomic class in which saltwater snails are listed, includes every type of snail, from land snails as well as freshwater snails.  Many sea snails are used for human consumption, however the sea snails that we offer are for the safe use within a saltwater aquarium.  An interesting point to consider is that gastropods also includes sea slugs, sea hares, and nudibranchs.  The class of gastropoda, specifically sea snails is a very large class and varies drastically.  It is impossible to make generalizations due to the huge differences.  In general the marine sea snails that we offer are excellent algae eaters, such as turbo fluctuosa, or waste eaters, such as nassarius vibex.

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