Story: Shellfish

Sea snail’s radula

This video clip shows the sea snail’s complex feeding apparatus, known as a radula. This long ribbon-like structure has rows of teeth, which the snail scrapes across its food, rasping off small particles.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Sea snails', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/8015/sea-snails-radula (accessed 1 June 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006