How to Draw an Apple Snail

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Apple Snail in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Apple Snail.

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How to Draw an Apple Snail - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let us start by drawing the head of the Apple Snail using a looped line as shown in the image. Next, draw the soft body of the snail using two curved lines.

Step 2: Starting from the body, draw long and bent lines for the two tentacles of the Apple Snail.

Step 3: Draw an almost full circle shape for the outline of the rounded shell of the Apple Snail. Draw another curved line for the opening of the shell.

Step 4: Draw the tail of the Apple Snail using a curved line between the shell and the snail's body as shown.

Step 5: Draw curved lines on the Apple Snail's shell to show the groove pattern on it. After you finish drawing the Apple Snail, you can color it.

Interesting Facts about the Apple Snail (Pila globosa):

The Apple Snail is an aquatic gastropod with a round shell. It has a breathing organ that combines lungs and gills, and uses a special tube called a siphon to reach up above the water line and breathe when the rest of its body is submerged underwater. Apple Snails are commonly sold as aquarium pets, and occur naturally in Asia and Africa.

Did you know?

  • The Apple Snail family, known as Ampullariidae, contains over 120 different species of apple snails.
  • All Apple Snails have long labial tentacles on either side of their mouth that look a lot like the whiskers on a catfish.
  • Even though Apple Snails are aquatic, they lay their eggs above the water level.
  • Apple Snails have a special shell door that closes up and keeps its entire soft body protected inside the shell.
  • The opening of an Apple Snail’s shell is called its aperture, the same word used to describe the opening of a camera lens.

The Apple Snail is not currently listed as endangered or threatened. However, in Bangledesh, they are harvested in very large quantities and fed to prawns, which are a popular food with humans. Apple Snails are also harvested for medicinal uses in some areas of the world.I