Snails and their trails: the multiple functions of trail-following in gastropods.

@article{Ng2013SnailsAT,
  title={Snails and their trails: the multiple functions of trail-following in gastropods.},
  author={Terence P. T. Ng and Sara Hintz Saltin and Mark S. Davies and Kerstin Johannesson and Richard Stafford and Gray A. Williams},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 3},
  pages={
          683-700
        }
}
Snails are highly unusual among multicellular animals in that they move on a layer of costly mucus, leaving behind a trail that can be followed and utilized for various purposes by themselves or by other animals. Here we review more than 40 years of experimental and theoretical research to try to understand the ecological and evolutionary rationales for trail-following in gastropods. Data from over 30 genera are currently available, representing a broad taxonomic range living in both aquatic… CONTINUE READING

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