Weird Wonders of House Gastropoda


Opisthostoma vermiculum Reuben Clements/World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Malaysia
Opisthostoma vermiculum Reuben Clements/World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Malaysia

The world of slugs and snails is a grotesque circus of fever-dream horrors and biological marvels. Join Robert and Christian for a six-species dive into their life cycles of slime, iron plating, deadly neurotoxins and more.

Gastropods Discussed in This Episode:

The Scaly Foot Gastropod
The Scaly Foot Gastropod
Wikimedia Commons
Ghost Slug -- Selenochlamys ysbryda
Ghost Slug -- Selenochlamys ysbryda
Photo courtesy of Ben Rowson
Geography cone (Conus geographus)
Geography cone (Conus geographus)
Auscape/UIG via Getty Images
Opisthostoma vermiculum
Opisthostoma vermiculum
Reuben Clements/World Wildlife Fund for Nature-Malaysia
Blue Dragon, Glaucus atlanticus washed up on the beach of Moreton Island Australia
Blue Dragon, Glaucus atlanticus washed up on the beach of Moreton Island Australia
Moment Open/Getty Images
The rich green color of the photosynthesizing sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, helps to camouflage it on the ocean floor.
The rich green color of the photosynthesizing sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, helps to camouflage it on the ocean floor.
Photo by Patrick Krug
Moon Snail on sand - New Caledonia.
Moon Snail on sand - New Caledonia.
David Massemin/Getty Images

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Topics in this Podcast: slugs, biology