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The team gave a common name, ‘Lushai hills dragon snake’, and in the local Mizo language they suggest it be called rulphusin, meaning ‘snake with small scales’.
It was over two meters long including a long tail and neck, weighed perhaps between 15 and 20 kilos, and was a slender agile animal.
The snail, given the common name Mizoram Apple Snail, has a shell height and diameter of about 2.5 cm. When asked if these snails are edible, Dr. Aravind NA explained that most species in this genus are edible.