07 January 2010

The sound of a snail breathing. Pblopb!

"I have…frequently noticed that the sound, something like 'pblopb,' caused by Limnaea stagnalis opening their respiratory orifices at the surface of the water, may be heard some distance."

A.E. Boycott. 1899. Production of sound by Mollusca. Science-Gossip 6:285.

2 comments:

Joel VanDerMeulen said...

Are you sure its not more a phthblop?

:D

AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

I think it's more like pthlobh.