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Gastropods

The shell

It is usually made of one part (coiled or not) which can contain the body of the animal.
Sometime the aperture can be closed by a corneous or calcareous operculum which act as a lid.

Gastropod shell parts
Main parts of a Gastropod shell (after European Seashell vol.1)
Gastropod shell features
Main features of a Gastropod shell (after European Seashell vol.1)

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