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see gastropodgastropod,
member of the class Gastropoda, the largest and most successful class of mollusks (phylum Mollusca), containing over 35,000 living species and 15,000 fossil forms.
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Generally speaking, there are two forms of mollusks commonly used in the culinary world, bivalves and univalves.
Univalves, like snails, use their radula, a tongue-like structure with teeth, to scrape up food.
Conchyliologie systematique et classification methodique des coquilles: orb-ant leurs figures, leur arrangement generique, leur synonymie en plusiers langues; Tome 1, Coquilles univalves cloisonnees, F.