Apple Snail – Mother Nature’s Great Recycler

Apple Snail – Mother Nature’s Great Recycler

Sunshine and nutrients are essential for all life in any ecosystem. The annual rains bring flooding to the Pantanal and the apple snail plays a pivotal role in recycling the rotting vegetation in this flooded land.

The apple snail lives on river beds in the Pantanal. A mollusc that can extract oxygen from water likes nothing more to eat than dead and decaying vegetation.