Gastropods, which include the snails, conchs, whelks, limpets, periwinkles, abalones, slugs, and sea slugs are found worldwide, in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial environments. Gastropods typically have a large foot with a flat sole for crawling, a single coiled shell that covers the soft body, and a head that bears a pair of eyes and tentacles. Most feed by using a radula, a ribbon of small horny teeth that tear food into pieces. They may be herbivores, carnivores, predators, parasites, or filter feeders of plankton and detritus.
This Gastropod fossil specimen is in great condition, it is in its original matrix, and it features great detail.
Dimensions: 3 1/2" L x 1 1/2" W (excluding matrix)
Provenance: Agadir, Morocco
Age: Cretaceous: 146-65.5 MYO
Type: Actual specimen-one only