Wikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods

WikiProject Gastropods is a group of people who are working on creating and improving Wikipedia articles about gastropods, i.e. snails and slugs of every kind: those that live in saltwater, brackish water, freshwater, and on land. The project also covers articles on topics related to gastropods, including anatomical features of snails and slugs, malacologists, or other aspects of gastropod biology. Any editor who is prepared to contribute constructively is welcome to join this endeavour.

WikiProject Gastropods
The coat of arms of Zell, in Zürich, Switzerland, shows a stylized shelled stylommatophoran, a pulmonate land snail.
In heraldic terms: vert a snail creeping contourné argent
CategoriesGastropods, WikiProject Gastropods
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Wikimedia CommonsCommons:Category:Gastropoda Gastropoda
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Has goals?
  • Expand Wikipedia's coverage of gastropods
  • Improve the quality of existing articles
  • Create guidelines for writing articles about gastropods
AssessmentWikipedia:WikiProject Gastropods/Assessment


This WikiProject is an subproject of WikiProject Tree of Life

WikiProject Science
WikiProject Biology
WikiProject Tree of Life
WikiProject Animals
WikiProject Gastropods


You don't have to be a malacologist to join us; paleontologists, naturalists, scuba divers, underwater photographers, conchologists, archaeologists, biologists, shell-fanciers, beachcombers, museum staff, gourmet seafood cooks, people who just like looking under fallen logs, in ponds or in tidepools, fisheries experts, conservation types, bookworms, and various others are welcome too! In fact, if you're prepared to work, we're prepared to welcome you!

If you would like to help work on WikiProject Gastropods, please place your name at the bottom of the list. Once you are signed up, please watchlist the project talk page, so you know what's happening with the project in general; sometimes input is needed from all the members on issues that come up. Thanks.

Note: If you are not signed up here, or if you have subsequently removed your name from the list, it will be assumed that you are not a member of Project Gastropods. If you wish to be considered part of the Project, your name must be on the list. If you are about to become permanently inactive in this project, please strike your name out or remove it from the list. If you cannot contribute over a significant period of time for any other reason but do intend to return, please note that on this list. If you are inactive for a year with no explanation your name may be removed from the list. Thank you.



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  • Pmaas (talk · contribs) - Peter Maas - 21:03, 6 June 2011 (UTC) Mainly recent extinctions (since about 1500 AD), extinctions in the wild, and rediscoveries.Reply[reply]
  • IceCreamAntisocial (talk · contribs) - 23:51, 21 September 2011 (UTC) especially Californian, endangered, and newly described species.Reply[reply]
  • Shellnut (talk · contribs) - Marine mollusca, with emphasis on Californian and Panamic province marine gastropods, world-wide molluscs, systematics, evolution, ecology, etc. - 20:56, 1 October 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]







  • IcknieldRidgeway (talk · contribs) - 17:10, 15 July 2017 (UTC)) - I study New Zealand buccinoid whelks (mainly). Happy to help! My priority is getting more of the primary literature cited, with findings accessible to the public.Reply[reply]






Honorary members (a light-hearted and non-serious listing):

More useful infoEdit

A chart of our article statisticsEdit

Note that we usually have no articles that are unassessed by class or by importance. That is a significant achievement; in most projects that is not the case.

(Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Gastropods articles by quality statistics)

Other useful links: New articles, Most popular pages, A random gastropod article, Bouchet & Rocroi, Update the data, Changes to all Gastropod-related articles Cleanup listing for WikiProject Gastropods

For recent changes in quality statistics, see: Wikipedia:Version 1.0 Editorial Team/Gastropods articles by quality log

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Awarded to recognize great devotion in the creation and maintenance of high quality articles related to members of the phylum Mollusca. Thank you!

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