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12 of the most interesting snails in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on July 10, 2014, 9:20 a.m.
Candy cane snail

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Candy cane snail

Possibly the most colorful gastropods in the world, these charismatic little land snails native to the Caribbean island of Hispaniola are often referred to as "candy cane snails." They look like they've been painted, but the rainbow-colored shells are entirely natural.