Snail on leaf litter

Title Info
Common name Snail
Scientific name Gastropoda
Taxonomic group Mollusca
Level Class
Source Dan L. Perlman
Nutrient cycles Decomposition; Carbon
Change over time Decomposition
Organisms Animals
Animals Other invertebrates
Lessons Decomposers and detritivores
Location Newton,Massachusetts,USA,North America

Snail in leaf litter, USA. This type of snail appears in very large numbers in the photographer's leaf compost pile. Presumably the snails are eating the dead leaves.