This is the page about the snail. For other uses, see Larry (disambiguation).

Larry the Snail is a stray sea snail with a bad attitude. SpongeBob buys him from the pound after Gary had chosen to live with Patrick and Rex had run away. He first appears in the episode "Dumped."


Larry has very thick and bushy black eyebrows on his head. He has an olive-brown shell with light brown dots, a purple curl on his shell, and a pink and jade green underside.

In the video game Lights, Camera, Pants!, he is shown to have a mustache, but a very small one.

Personality and habits

He hates sleeping on newspapers on the floor and would rather sleep on a bed. He hisses when he does not like something or when he does not get his way. His attitude is also not the best.

Role in series


Larry is the second pet that SpongeBob brings home after Gary chooses to live with Patrick, following Rex. One of the first things SpongeBob does with Larry is feed him. However, Larry hisses at the food and a frightened SpongeBob takes it away.

A little later, SpongeBob prepares himself to go to sleep and had put a bunch of newspaper on the floor for Larry to sleep on. However, Larry hisses and rips up the newspaper and takes over SpongeBob's bed, forcing him to sleep on the floor.

The next day, Larry watches television until SpongeBob interrupts him with a snail joke. Larry is not amused by this joke and angrily hisses at SpongeBob, before leaving out of distaste for him.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Essential Guide

Larry is featured as one of SpongeBob's former pets. His name is spelled as "Larry" throughout the book.

Meow...Like a Snail?!

He is seen in the "Dumped" segment of the book.

Lights, Camera, Pants!

He is a pet of the Sneaky Hermit.

SpongeBob's Truth or Square

Larry appears as the challenge tiki.

How SpongeBob Are You?

A picture of him appears as one of the selectable choices on question 2.

Snail Park

Larry is one of the snails to play with.

"The Clam Whisperer"

Larry and a few other animals are seen drinking out of a river with straws, but SpongeBob and the clams he was following scares them away.

"Gary & Spot"

Larry is shown locked up at the animal shelter, but is freed by Gary.



Gary looks like Larry.

  • In "Gary's New Toy," when Gary hisses at the end, he looks like Larry.
  • His name is usually spelled with two R's, including in the credits. Gary's food bowl only has one R, and SpongeBob does not add another when he changes it to be Larry's.
  • He looks similar to Larry Luciano, as they both have the same color palette.
    • Although, their shells have minor differences.
The Great Snail Race (333)

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