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Phylum Mollusca Class Gastropoda Order Neritopsina Number of families 6

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Widely diverse gastropods, generally small to medium-sized, that coil their shells differently than other gastropods and lack a central shell axis

Photo: A member of the species Smaragdia viridis, found in water off of Lampedusa Island, Sicily, Italy. (Photo by Danilo Scuderi. Reproduced by permission.)

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