Sex Can Be Complicated… For Snails With Backward Organs

Snails with situs inversus, the asymmetrical mirroring of parts inside the body, are extremely unlucky when it comes to sex.

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An unusual snail named Jeremy finally found a mate. Now he is stuck in a love triangle.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/19/jeremy-the-lefty-snail-finally-found-a-mate-now-he-is-stuck-in-a-love-triangle/?utm_term=.1933b55c7237
“And just weeks later, after drawing international attention, Jeremy’s love story appeared to reach a fairytale ending. Not one, but two left-coiling mates came forward: “Lefty,” a snail owned by a collector in England, and “Tomeu,” a snail rescued at a restaurant while awaiting a fate as a menu item.”

This Snail Needs a Date. Seen Another One Like It?
https://www.seeker.com/this-snail-needs-a-date-seen-another-one-like-it-2061906083.html
“Jeremy’s genitals are on the opposite side of those of typical snails and that makes mating difficult. If he hopes to mate, he may need a little help.”

New ‘Spider-Man’ Species of Worm-Snail Found on World War II Shipwreck
https://www.seeker.com/earth/animals/new-spider-man-species-of-worm-snail-found-on-world-war-ii-shipwreck
“A multi-colored toothy animal with a powerful tongue and the ability to shoot large webs has just been discovered living on the shipwreck USNS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, which served as a transport ship during World War II.”
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