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A class of the phylum Mollusca that includes the snails, whelks, slugs, and limpets.
[gastro- + G. pous (pod-), foot]
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Our farm is at the top of a well-drained ridge; we don't have the abundance of large snails and giant slugs that plague gardeners in Pacific states; and our usually droughty warm-weather conditions are not conducive to large populations of the tiny gastropods we do have.
KEY WORDS: gastropods, marine, ontogeny, predation, soft sediment, Lunatia heros, moonsnail, Naticidae
The list of susceptible invertebrates includes bivalves, odonates (dragonfly nymphs), polychaete worms, isopods and amphipods, decapod shrimps and crabs, as well as native gastropods (Appleton et al.
The inventory conducted in the five sites reveals the occurrence of 11 species belonging to 6 families of terrestrial gastropods (Milacidae, Helicidae, Cochlicellidae, Subulinidae, Enidae, and Hygromiidae) (Table 2).
Our objectives were to 1) estimate the abundance and diversity of terrestrial gastropods in different ecotypes, with particular focus on known vectors of P.
Lead concentrations in bivalves, crustaceans, gastropods, and cephalopods in five sampled months were in the ranges of 0.
So if any adventurous lady fancies a snail facial, she is welcome to lay down on my Kitchen floor one night and let the happy little gastropods do their thing before I picK them off and cooK them for breaKfast.
Ecology professor Dr Dave Hodgson said: "Until now, no one has fully understood the habits of these fascinating gastropods.
Morphological variation in freshwater gastropods has been attributed to allometry, predation, competition, and environmental variation (Vermeij & Covich 1978; Kemp & Bertness 1984; DeWitt 1998; Dunithan et al.
While it is true both slugs and snails are partial to their fleshy foliage, they are not alone in being targeted by these voracious gastropods.
The need for basic ecological data for freshwater gastropods, particularly springsnails (Hydrobiidae), has been recognized and promoted by a variety of research institutions, conservation societies, and resource-management agencies (Brown et al.
To carry out this study, the researchers have characterized the propagation of these muscular waves that occur along the body of gastropods.