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Snails & Slugs

Snails & Slugs

Range, Habitat, Traits, Habits, Diet, Reproduction

Class Gastropoda
Phylum Mollusca
gastropods, slugs, and snails

The Gastropods (Class Gastropoda) include snails and slugs.

1) They have a muscular foot which they use for moving (locomotion), though their movement is often very slow.

2) They often have at least one pair of tentacles (they looks like antennae) on a distinct head.

3) They have a rough, tongue-like structure, called a radula, with which they scrape away at food.

4) Many have a spiral shell and a tough plate, called an operculum, that can seal them inside in case of danger.
 

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