A Technical Report from The Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories
Slugs and snails belong to a large class of invertebrates called gastropods which are single-shelled, soft-bodied animals in the mollusc group. Gastropods can be found in saltwater, freshwater and land environments. Many thousands of species of snails and slugs exist. Slugs and snails eat 30 to 40 times their own body weight every day, destroying flowers, fruit, and foliage of susceptible plants.