The Vietnamese Giant Snail (Bertia cambojiensis) is a critically endangered gastropod mollusk (or mollusk) in the Dyakiidae family. It is a ground-dwelling land snail. It is also known as the Giant Magnolia Snail.
The Vietnamese Giant Magnolia Snail is large, shiny, and brightly coloured, although it is also brown, light-brown, and beige.
It measures about 7 centimetres (3 inches) in length.
The Vietnamese Giant Magnolia Snail is only found in a small area in Vietnam. It prefers moist lowland tropical forests.
It is herbivorous, feeding on mixed vegetable matter.
It is nocturnal. It hides under leaf litter during the day and is more active at night.
The Vietnamese Giant Magnolia Snail is hermaphroditic, with both male and female reproductive organs. It lays up to 200 eggs in a clutch in the soil.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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