Bellamya robertsoni Snail

Photo courtesy of Bert Van Bocxlaer
August 28, 2013
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Bellamya robertsoni
Photo courtesy of Bert Van Bocxlaer

Bellamya robertsoni freshwater snails live on sandy, shallow-water substrates in the south of Lake Malawi. Scientists were surprised to discover that despite living in a dynamic environment, the morphology of these snails has largely stayed the same for thousands of years.