Reproductive system of gastropods  

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The reproductive system of gastropods (slugs and snails) varies greatly from one group to another within this very large and diverse taxonomic class of animals. Their reproductive strategies also vary greatly.

In many marine gastropods there are separate sexes (male and female); most terrestrial gastropods however are hermaphrodites.

Courtship is a part of mating behavior in some gastropods.

In some families of pulmonate land snails, one unusual feature of the reproductive system and reproductive behavior is the creation and utilization of love darts.

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