Types of Freshwater Snails: Nerite, Assassin & Apple


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Which of the following species of freshwater snails is the largest?

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1. Which of the following snails has both gills and lungs?

2. Which of the following snails is known to lie in wait to ambush other snails for food?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Gauge your knowledge of various types of freshwater snails with this short quiz and worksheet. This multiple-choice quiz requires you to know the name of snails that have gills and lungs, among other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess what you know about the following:

  • The largest species of freshwater snails
  • Snails with both gills and lungs
  • Snails that hide to ambush other snails for food
  • Water with more salt than freshwater but less salt than seawater
  • A species that has been introduced to a non-native environment

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding different types of freshwater snails
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about the term for a species introduced to an environment where it is not normally found
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on types of freshwater snails

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the lesson titled Types of Freshwater Snails: Nerite, Assassin & Apple. Below are a few examples of what's covered in this lesson:

  • The definition of 'desiccation'
  • Characteristics of different kinds of freshwater snails
  • Snails often mislabeled as blue, black, or ivory mystery snails