In which state do snails enter under unfavorable conditions?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 1 week ago

In which state do snails enter under unfavorable conditions?
 
(a) Diapause
 
(b) Hibernation
 
(c) Dormancy
 
(d) Aestivation
 
I got this question in semester exam.
 
Asked question is from Organisms and Populations topic in chapter Organisms and Populations of Biology – Class 12

1 Answers
Editor">Editor Staff answered 1 week ago

Correct answer is (d) Aestivation
 
For explanation I would say: Some snails and fishes enter in aestivation during summers. It is prolonged dormancy and is also known as summer sleep. It helps in maintaining body temperature and avoids water loss in mostly cold-blooded animals such as earthworms, bees, tortoise, crocodile, etc.