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Eight headed snail
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Japanese ヤマタノツムリ
Romanized Yamata no Tsumuri
English Eight-Headed Snail
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Type Mollusk
Capture Level 23
Length 15m
Height 9m
Weight 14t
Price 1kg / 90,000 yen
Diet Carnivorous (Swamp Moray Eel)
Habitat Swamp of Antiquity (1st Biotope)
Related Snake Leech
RiceBall Debut Appearance Manga meat
Manga Gourmet 37
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The Eight-Headed Snail (ヤマタノツムリ Yamata no Tsumuri) is a giant Mollusk Beast located in the waters of the 1st Biotope.


It is a carnivorous predator who preys on the Swamp Moray Eel, however it is itself part of the Crocodile Shark's diet. With its eight heads, this is one ferocious snail that attacks without mercy.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

It excretes a slime that can melt most near anything. It has a huge shell that it hides in if ever in danger. The shell is very tough and most human weapons are completely powerless against it. Catching this mega snail is pretty tough, but it's a bayou delicacy which makes catching it a worthwhile endeavor.


Regal Mammoth ArcEdit

An Eight-Headed Snail is first seen by Komatsu and Sunny as they travel through the Swamp of Antiquity in the 1st Biotope. There they see it trying to eat a Swamp Moray Eel, but the Eight-Headed Snail is then quickly eaten by a Crocodile Shark.

Toriko's ReturnEdit

When the Four Heavenly Kings are searching for the final ingredient in Ichiryu's Full Course Menu at the 1st Biotope, Toriko uses his heightened sense of smell to trace all the beings that were ever present within the 1st Biotope, in order to find Ichiryu's old scent and follow it to the ingredient's location. Among the countless scents he picks up, he detects the scent of an Eight-Headed Snail, although the scent appeared to be quite old. It is unknown if the Eight-Headed Snails survived the onslaught of the Meteor Spice that destroyed most of the Human World's resources.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • For unknown reasons, the Eight-Headed Snail was replaced in the anime by the Snake Leech.


  • Its name is likely a pun on the legendary creature "Yamata no Orochi", a giant snake with eight heads and tails.
  • The Eight-Headed Snail was created by penname Animo-san.
    • The Eight-Headed Snail's creator also created the Ginger Pig.

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