A luminous land snail is the “International Mollusc of the Year 2024”

A land snail that can glow constantly is the “International Mollusc of the Year 2024”! The “living glow stick” Phuphania crossei received the most votes in the online public vote. The snail made it to the final of the international competition along with four other molluscs. The competition, which entered its fourth round this year, was launched by the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, Germany, the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (TBG) and Unitas Malacologica, the international society for mollusc research, to raise awareness about the enormous biodiversity of molluscs and to promote their conservation.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft