Revista de Biología Tropical ISSN Impreso: 0034-7744 ISSN electrónico: 2215-2075

The smallest gladiators in the Roman Colosseum

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Monge-Nájera, J. (2020). The smallest gladiators in the Roman Colosseum. Revista De Biología Tropical, (7). Retrieved from


The reenactments of naval battles, gladiator fights, and hunting of wild animals are not the only dramas in the Roman Colosseum. Ignored by tourists and scientists alike, the coliseum snails have been fighting their own battles for thousands of years.



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