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