Oysters, which look like a cross between a scallop and an oyster, are a popular delicacy in places like South America and Asia, something that seems to have given them an edge.
The site snail received 42 percent of the vote in the competition, which is organized annually by the research institute Loewe Center for Translational Biological Genomics (TDG) in Germany.
Opponents like the painted sea snail Micromelo undatus and leopard snails didn’t stand a chance.
The locos snail, or Chilean abalone as it is also called, will now be genetically coded into the TDG, to see if its genes can be used in future care and treatments for humans.
The research team that nominated Locosnäckan for the award was surprised but happy.
– it’s a wonderful feeling. You see, the place isn’t the prettiest slug in the world, says J.
– But I think it’s much tastier than a sea shell.
Molluscs are a large group of animals.
Molluscs include squid, mussels, snails, and slugs. Snails are already included in the group of shells. Most mollusks live in water, but some shells and snails live on land.
Slugs have soft, muscular bodies with moist skin. They do not have a skeleton but usually an outer or inner shell.
Molluscs breathe with gills. They have a heart, but they don’t have a complete vascular system. The nervous system controls the body and some species of mollusks have a brain.
Some mollusks are both male and female. Some can even fertilize themselves.
Another name for slugs is slugs.
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