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Just like humans can take a bus, a train or an airplane, freshwater snails can take a beetle, an elephant or a duck
Vol 1 No 1 (2020): Blog Biología Tropical
Published: Nov 26, 2020
Documented cases of freshwater snails using unexpected means of transportation explain how these slow animals reach ponds, lakes and rivers separated by land or ocean, with ranges that go from Canada to Brazil and the Caribbean islands.