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Definition of the noun gastropoda

What does gastropoda mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. snails and slugs and their relatives

Phrases with Gastropoda

  1. Gastropoda or
  2. Gastropoda Clade
  3. Gastropoda Incertae Sedis
  4. class gastropoda

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Google previewOnly in Arkansas (1995)

A Study of the Endemic Plants and Animals of the State by Henry W. Robison, Robert T. Allen

The class Gastropoda is the largest and most successful group of molluscs, containing approximately 35,000 living and 15,000 fossil species. Although there are snails without shells (slugs), most species in Arkansas have the body covered by ...

Google previewSeashells of North America (2014)

A Guide to Field Identification by R. Tucker Abbott

Class GASTROPODA is the largest class of mollusks, with about 40,000 living species.Univalves usually haveasingle, coiledor cap-shapedshell. Afew lackshells. Most havea radula, well- developed tentacles, and a pair of eyes. Many produce ...

Google previewTwo Oceans (2008)

A Guide to the Marine Life of Southern Africa by George Branch, C. L. Griffiths, M. L. Branch, L. E. Beckley

Class Gastropoda is the largest in the phylum and incorporates the snails, winkles, whelks and sea slugs. Most species belong to the subclass Prosobranchia and have a spiral shell, a well-developed head with tentacles and a radula, and a ...

Google previewMarine Bivalve Molluscs (2015)

by Elizabeth Gosling

The class Gastropoda is the largest (>100000 species) and most diverse, containing spirally ...

Google previewStructure, Cellular Synthesis and Assembly of Biopolymers (2013)

by Steven T. Case

Indeed, at least one known occurrence of a byssus-like structure in extant Gastropoda is the thread formed by the foot of Boonea impressa (Ward 1985). Adult manifestations of the mussel byssus are thought to have first appeared in the ...

Google previewFossils in Earth Sciences (2008)


Thus, Gastropoda is a taxon, a set of organisms that are recognized as belonging to a class of the phylum Mollusca. It is a taxonomic category at the level of the class.The rank of this category signifies its position in the hierarchy. Thus, it is ...

Google previewExploring Biology in the Laboratory: Core Concepts (2016)

by Murray P. Pendarvis, John L. Crawley

Class Gastropoda is the most diverse class of molluscs (Fig. 17.16), with more than 70,000 identified species. Gastropods live in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. In gastropods that have a shell, it is a one-piece univalve.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Texas Seashells: Identification, Ecology, Distribution, and History (2010)

by John Wesley Tunnell

Gastropoda The class Gastropoda is the largest among the phylum Mollusca, with an estimated 70,000 living species and some 15,000 fossil species. Gastropods are very successful and diverse, living in all habitats in fresh water; on land, ...

Google previewCoral Reefs of the Gulf (2012)

Adaptation to Climatic Extremes by Bernhard Riegl, Sam J. Purkis

The Gastropoda is the largest class of the molluscs and contains the snails and sea slugs (see Table 13.5). They usually have a distinctive head with a pair of sensory tentacles and eyes, and a foot with a flat ventral surface for creeping over ...

Google previewAnimal Diversity (2012)

by Diana R. Kershaw

The major mollusc classes Class Gastropoda The class Gastropoda is the largest molluscan class with about 75,000 living species, and a long fossil record. Gastropods (“belly-feet') show considerable adaptive radiation and are found in all ...

Google previewLand Snails of New Mexico (1997)

Bulletin 10 by Artie L. Metcalf, Richard A. Smartt

Gastropoda is the largest class of molluscs, numbering more than 50,000 kinds. In addition to the basic (obligate) units of classification, zoologists often feel the need to squeeze additional classification levels (called non-obligate) in between ...

Google previewZoological Articles Contributed to the "Encyclopaedia Britannica" (1891)

by Sir Edwin Ray Lankester

GASTROPODA. Characters.—Glossophora in which (with special exception of swimming forms) the Foot is simple, median in position, and flattened so as to form a broad sole-like surface, by the contractions of which the animal ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1878)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

GASTROPODA. Characters. — Glossophora in which (with special exception of swimming forms) the foot is simple, median in position, and flattened so as to form a broad sole-Uke surface, by the contractions of which the animal ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Animal Behaviour (2006)

by David Mcfarland

Locomotion by gastropod molluscs ( Gastropoda) ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Biology (2007)

by John Owen Edward Clark, William Hemsley

Gastropoda Class of mollusks characterized by a single flattened foot, a head bearing eyes on stalks and usually a coiled shell. The gastropods include slugs ( which have no external shells), snails and whelks. gastrula Cup-shaped structure ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences (2012)

by Hanneke(J.)G. Baretta-Bekker, Egbert K. Duursma, Bouwe R. Kuipers

Pteropoda marine →Gastropoda highly adapted to a →pelagic lifestyle (“sea butterflies”), naked or ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

Acochlidiacea (class *Gastropoda, subclass Opisthobranchia) An order of molluscs (*Mollusca) in which individuals are very small and *benthic, living between sand grains. The visceral sac is thin and spiculate, and is often much longer than ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (2013)

by Michael Allaby

and gastropods ('Gastropoda), a tube that connects the mollusc to the world outside, ...

Google previewDictionary of Gems and Gemology (2013)

by Mohsen Manutchehr-Danai

gasteropod; -> gastropoda. gastrolith; a term applied to highly polished and wellrounded pebbles associated with saurian skeletons. Synonym for stomach stone.

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