|Banded snail - Cepea nemoralis|
Maximum length: 2 cm.
Appearance: Narrow or wide brown stripes on pale yellow, pink or brown background colour.
Feeding: Banded snails are primary consumers. They feed on green plants at the top of the beach.
Environment: Banded snails are land snails. They are common among grasses growing at the top of the beach. They are normally found where there is a good supply of calcium in the plants they eat.
Other facts: There are many varieties of banded snails identified by their banding and background colouring. Their pattern gives them camouflage protection against predators, particularly birds.
Classification: Banded snails are invertebrate animals in the mollusc group.