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Helmet shell snail
(Phalium labiatum zeylancium)
Pink lady
(Charonia lampas pustulata)
Ridged burnupena
(Burnupena lagenaria)
Pinch-lipped marginella
(Marginella piperata)
Long-siphoned whelk (Fusinus ocelliferus).JPG Babys toes.jpg
Long-siphoned whelk
(Fusinus ocelliferus)
Abalone
(Haliotis midae)
Periwinkle
(Turbo sarmaticus)
Blue rounded marginella
(Crithe algoensis)
Furry-ridged triton
(Cabestana cutacea africana)
 Pustular triton
(Argobucinum pustulosum )
Smooth turban shell
(Turbo cidaris )
 Wavy-line marginella
(Marginella lineolata)
Scally dogwhelk
(Nucella squamosa)
Threaded screw shell
(Turritella carinifera)
 Siffie
(Haliotis spadicea)
Blue oval marginella
(Plesiocystiscus alfredensis)
Papery burnupena
(Burnupena papyracea
)
Ridged burnupena
(Burnupena cincta)
 Knobbly helmet shell snail
(Cypraecassis sp)
Obtusa olive snail
(Amalda obtusa)


The marine shelled species of gastropod include edible species such as abalone, conches, periwinkles, whelks, and numerous other sea snails which have coiled seashells. There are also a number of families of species such as all the various limpets, where the shell is coiled only in the larval stage, and is a simple conical structure after that.

The word gastropod is from the Greek, gastro meaning stomach and poda meaning foot, hence stomach-foot, a rather anthropomorphic name based on the fact that to humans it seems that snails and slugs crawl on their bellies. In reality, snails and slugs have all their viscera, including their stomach, in a hump on the opposite, dorsal side of the body

Gastropods have a worldwide distribution, in the seas and oceans (about 30,000 species)

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