Platymma tweediei, often called the (Malaysian) fire snail, is the largest land snail in Peninsular Malaysia, living exclusively in the mountainous forests there. It is the only species in the genus Platymma. It is characterized by its black shell and orange to bright red foot.
Platymma tweediei is arguably the largest snail from the Peninsula of Malaysia
While not so many people choose to keep snails as their pets, these cool animals are pretty interesting nonetheless.
It is also known as the fire snail due to its distinct red coloring
Generally, the term “snail” is used to describe terrestrial shelled gastropods or mollusks, as well as sea snails and freshwater snails.
Fire snails can only be found in the Peninsula of Malaysia
Some snails are used for food, their secretion is used in cosmetics, and their shells are often used as decorative objects and in jewelry.
They can only be found in an area of about 100 km in radius, 1000 m above sea level
Some snails can grow up to 30 cm in size. The biggest known species is the giant African snail, which lives in Ghana.
Turns out, they have been intensely collected from their natural habitat to sell as pets