A mollusk of the large class Gastropoda, such as a snail, slug, or whelk.
- Sponges are preyed upon by gastropods, polychaetes, asteroids, echinoids, turtles, and fishes.
- Included here are the gastropods, bivalves, cephalopods, and other lesser groups, as follows.
- The beach sands are dominated by shells of bivalve mollusks, mainly venerids, gastropods, and echinoderms.
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