Photo Credit: Liew Thor-Seng

Ten new species of snails in the genus Plectostoma have been discovered in the limestone hills of Southeast Asia. Limestone hills are not common in this region, so the individual snail species are often isolated to just one hill. Therefore mining has threatened their existence and several species are already extinct or endangered.




  1. #1 ◀From▶ Cameron Skirving
    April 5, 2014


  2. #2 u14114624 Maphumulo
    South Africa
    May 3, 2014

    They are beautiful. If they were not discovered by now they would be extinct. Mining does affect the ecosystem of many species of animals. It affects their habitant and environment of many living organisms without even regenerating the land after mining has occured. Its a privilege to have such discoveries in our era. Are they any different from the normal nails we know?

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