The class Gastropoda, also known as gastropods encompass a group of creatures commonly known as snails and slugs. They are a large taxonomic class of invertebrates within the larger phylum Mollusca.

This class of creatures contains a huge number of species, that are second only to the insects in overall number. They include saltwater, freshwater and land snails and slugs.

  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Mollusca
  • Class: Gastropoda
  • Subclasses:
    • Caenogastropoda
    • Heterobranchia
    • Neomphaliones
    • Neritimorpha
    • Patellogastropoda
    • Vetigastropoda