Jump to content

Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.

- - - - -

New snail with a transparent shell

snail transparent shell cave zospeum tholussum eutroglobionts

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 40,970 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Sometimes it's better to keep the mystery unexplained.

Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:53 PM

A spooky snail with a transparent shell has been discovered within Croatia's deepest cave.

The tiny creature has been declared a news species and lives in one of the 20 deepest cave systems in the world; Lukina Jama–Trojama in Croatia.

The newly discovered species - Zospeum tholussum - belongs to a genus of minute air-breathing land snails that cannot see to find their way around and are considered to be true eutroglobionts that only live in dark, underground caves.


Posted Image

#2    freetoroam


    Honourary member of the UM asylum

  • Member
  • 8,653 posts
  • Joined:11 Nov 2012
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:rivers and canals of England and Wales.

  • If you didn't see it with your own eyes, or hear it with your own ears, don't invent it with your small mind and share it with your big mouth!

Posted 13 September 2013 - 01:06 PM

Unusual for something living deep down? no.
Fascinating new snail....yes. :tu:

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users