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Definition of the noun gastropoda
What does gastropoda mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- snails and slugs and their relatives
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- scientific name: Gasteropoda
- synonyms of Gastropoda: class Gasteropoda / class Gastropoda
- more generic word: class = a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
- member of: Mollusca / phylum Mollusca = gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods
- gastropod / univalve = a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes
- family Haliotidae / Haliotidae = abalones
- family Strombidae / Strombidae = the family of conchs
- family Limacidae / Limacidae = slugs
- family Neritidae / Neritidae = neritids
- family Buccinidae / Buccinidae = whelks
- family Cymatiidae / Cymatiidae = tritons
- family Naticidae / Naticidae = moonshells
- family Littorinidae / Littorinidae = periwinkles
- limpet = any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells
- family Patellidae / Patellidae = marine limpets
- family Fissurellidae / Fissurellidae = marine limpets
- family Ancylidae / Ancylidae = freshwater gastropod
- subclass Opisthobranchia / Opisthobranchia = gastropods having the gills when present posterior to the heart and having no operculum: includes sea slugs; sea butterflies
- family Akeridae / Akeridae = bubble shells
- order Pulmonata / Pulmonata = large order of gastropods usually breathing by means of a lung-like sac comprising most land snails and slugs and many freshwater snails
- order Pectinibranchia / Pectinibranchia = large order of gastropods comprising univalve mollusks that have a single gill resembling a comb
- subclass Amphineura / Amphineura = a class of Gastropoda
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Only 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 ...
Seashells 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 ...
Two 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 ...
Marine Bivalve Molluscs (2015)
by Elizabeth Gosling
The class Gastropoda is the largest (>100000 species) and most diverse, containing spirally ...
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 ...
Fossils in Earth Sciences (2008)
by ANIS KUMAR RAY
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 ...
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.
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, ...
Coral 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 ...
Animal 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 ...
Land 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 ...
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 ...
The 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 ...
by David Mcfarland
Locomotion by gastropod molluscs ( Gastropoda) ...
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 ...
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 ...
A 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 ...
by Michael Allaby
and gastropods ('Gastropoda), a tube that connects the mollusc to the world outside, ...
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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