Gastropods are more commonly known as snails and slugs. The population of Gastropods is 60,000 to 80,000. They live in freshwater. Their lifespan in captivity is 10 to 15 years, but in the wild it is only 5 to 7 years. Gastro means stomach, pod means foot. A Gastropods speed is one millimeter per second and they leave a slime trail. Their prey, or food, is whatever they crawl on. Their predators are leeches, beetles, and caterpillars. Some Gastropods microscopic or large the average size is 1 inch. Gastropods lived nearly 500 years ago. There are 611 families of Gastropods known, 202 appeared only in fossil records. Gastropods lay eggs and they are hermaphrodites meaning they can be both female and male at the same time. Gastropods have know backbone. 80% of mollusks are also considered to be Gastropods. Gastropoda is the scientific name for Gastropod have the same meaning. Gastropods hibernate and they are nocturnal. If you sprinkle salt on a Gastropod they will die. Gastropods are cool creatures.
This is a Gastropod