Snail (disambiguation)

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Snail is usually one of almost all members of the molluscan class Gastropoda which have coiled shells.

Snail may also refer to


  • Gastropoda
  • Snail racing, the sport of racing snails against each other
  • Snail darter, a small (up to 9 cm long) fish native to waters of East Tennessee
  • Snail kite, Rostrhamus sociabilis, a bird of prey within the family Accipitridae
  • Snail fur or Hydractinia echinata, a covering of predatory hydroid polyps on the outside of old snail shells where the snail has died

Speed or pace[edit]

  • Snail mail, a derogatory retronym used to refer to letters and packages carried by conventional postal delivery services
  • Snail's pace, at a very slow pace or speed


  • Snail (advertisement), a 2004 television advertisement for Guinness Extra Cold which parodies Guinness' 2000 advertisement Bet on Black
  • Les Escargots, The Snails, 1965 animation by René Laloux

Video games[edit]


  • "Snail" (song), a song by The Smashing Pumpkins from the 1991 album Gish
  • Snails (EP), a 2005 EP by The Format
  • Snails, a Canadian DJ and producer


  • Snail (company), Chinese technology company
  • SNAI1, or Snail, protein-coding gene
  • Escargot, a dish of cooked land snails
  • Gary the Snail, a character in the Nickelodeon animated 1999 TV series SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Brian the Snail, a snail in the English version of the French children's television programme The Magic Roundabout
  • The Snail, a painting by Henri Matisse from 1953
  • A slang term for the power source of some rotary snowplows
  • A spiral-shaped cam, used in striking clocks and other mechanisms