What is gastropod?

  • (noun): A class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes.
    Synonyms: univalve

Some articles on gastropod, gastropods:

Scaly-foot Gastropod
... Crysomallon squamiferum, common name the scaly-foot gastropod, is a species of deep sea hydrothermal vent snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family ...
Torsion (gastropod)
... In other words, torsion is a gastropod synapomorphy which occurs in all gastropods during larval development ... visceral mass, mantle, and shell 180˚ with respect to the head and foot of the gastropod ... In some groups of gastropods (Opisthobranchia) there is a degree of secondary detorsion or rotation towards the original position this may be only partial detorsion or full detorsion ...
Gastropod Shell
... The gastropod shell is a shell which is part of the body of a gastropod or snail, one kind of mollusc ... The gastropod shell is an external skeleton or exoskeleton, which serves not only for muscle attachment, but also for protection from predators and from mechanical damage ... Most gastropod shells are spirally coiled ...
Pagurus Hirsutiusculus - Natural History
... hirsutiusculus carries an abandoned gastropod shell to protect itself ... is used for fine motor work such as eating and selecting gastropod shells ... and help the hermit to judge whether the gastropod shell will be adequate to suit its needs ...
Mariae - Biology
... fairly often used Mollusca, gastropoda Calliostoma mariae a marine gastropod mollusc Columbarium mariae a species of pagoda shell, a deepwater sea snail ...