Roman snail


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Roman snail

n
(Animals) a large edible European snail, Helix pomatia, the usual escargot of menus, erroneously thought to have been introduced to northern Europe by the Romans
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It is the Roman snail which is attractive to poachers as they can be sold to French restaurants, where they are served as a delicacy.
Under new regulations introduced by the Welsh Assembly Government it is now an offence to kill, injure or remove from the wild the water vole, angel shark, spiny seahorse, roman snail and short-snouted seahorse.
Environment minister Jane Davidson also announced that the roman snail and short-snouted seahorse are now protected against being killed, injured or taken from the wild.
It is now to get full legal protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, along with the angel shark, roman snail, spiny seahorse and short snouted seahorse.
The Government announced the voles, along with the angel shark, roman snail, spiny seahorse and short-snouted seahorse, will be protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.