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The sound of a snail

Some time ago I posted a note on a mysterious snail found in southern Brazil, supposedly Plekocheilus aff. rhodocheilus (Reeve, 1849) (here). ‘The snail has gotten a tail’, so to speak, as the original audio fragment has been analysed and another case of sound production in land snails turned up, shedding light on this seemingly forgotten topic.

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Many thanks are due to Germano Woehl jr. for sharing the original audio file.

Link: http://mollus.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/eyu079? ijkey=bXqfr0IbP5ro78U&keytype=ref 

It would be interesting to further investigate e.g. the relationships between size of the species and sound to be made.