Male Snails Babysitting for Other Dads (image) University of California - Davis Share Print E-Mail Caption Males of the whelk Solenoptera macrospira provide all parental care, carrying egg capsules on their back -- even though most of the offspring are not theirs. Male, left; female on the right. Credit Peter Marko Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.