Unlike leopards, these snails can change their spots

09/17/2013 | LiveScience.com

The skin of a freshwater snail common across Europe can change pigmentation depending on certain environmental stressors. Researchers found that the tiny snail, Radix balthica, would develop spotted patterns if exposed to a predatory fish's chemical cues to camouflage itself, and would develop a darker, less complex pigmentation if exposed to ultraviolet light.

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