Image of the Day: Snails Uncensored

Computed tomography (CT) scans give scientists a window into the tiny and delicate internal structures of various thorn snail species (Carychium). 

May 25, 2017
The Scientist Staff

A CT scan of Carychium hardiei

GUNHILD MARTELS AND MARIAN KAMPSCHULTE

   

See A. Jochum et al., “Three new species of Carychium O.F. Müller, 1773 from the Southeastern USA, Belize and Panama are described using computer tomography (CT) (Eupulmonata, Ellobioidea, Carychiidae),” ZooKeys, doi:10.3897/zookeys.675.12453, 2017.