Definitions of gastropod

n a class of mollusks typically having a one-piece coiled shell and flattened muscular foot with a head bearing stalked eyes

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abalone, ear-shell
any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior
any of various edible tropical marine gastropods of the genus Strombus having a brightly-colored spiral shell with large outer lip
freshwater or marine or terrestrial gastropod mollusk usually having an external enclosing spiral shell
any of various terrestrial gastropods having an elongated slimy body and no external shell
any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
Ancylus fluviatilis, freshwater limpet, river limpet
minute conical gastropod superficially resembling a limpet but living and feeding on freshwater plants
nudibranch, sea slug
any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell-less and often beautifully colored body
Aplysia punctata, sea hare
naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles
bubble shell
marine gastropod mollusk having a very small thin shell
any member of the genus Physa
cowrie, cowry
any of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
aplacophoran, solenogaster
deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
Haliotis tuberculata, ormer, sea-ear
an abalone found near the Channel Islands
scorpion shell
any of numerous tropical marine snails that as adults have the outer lip of the aperture produced into a series of long curved spines
Strombus gigas, giant conch
a large variety of conch
Helix pomatia, edible snail
one of the chief edible snails
garden snail
any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests
neritid, neritid gastropod
operculate seasnail of coastal waters with a short spiral shell
large carnivorous marine gastropods of coastal waters and intertidal regions having a strong snail-like shell
tropical marine gastropods having beautifully colored spiral shells
moon shell, moonshell
marine gastropods having smooth rounded shells that form short spires
periwinkle, winkle
edible marine gastropod
any of various usually marine gastropods with low conical shells; found clinging to rocks in littoral areas
Hermissenda crassicornis
a kind of sea slug
Cypraea moneta, money cowrie
cowrie whose shell is used for money in parts of the southern Pacific and in parts of Africa
Cypraea tigris, tiger cowrie
cowrie whose shell is used for ornament
Type of:
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish
invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

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