# What animal classification is a snail?

Mar 18, 2018

It is in the class of Gastropoda.

#### Explanation:

Snails are small, shelled creatures that roam this world. In their scientific classification, they fall under the Animalia kingdom, since they are animals.

Since snails are invertebrates, their phylum must also consists of invertebrates, and snails fall into the phylum Mollusca, where organisms have soft bodies, and cover their bodies with a hard, calcium carbonate $\left(C a C {O}_{3}\right)$ shell.

Then for the class, snails belong to their own class, which is Gastropoda. That class includes snails and slugs, with about $85000$ different species.

From there, there are many more species, but here is the main idea.