Molluscs form one of the largest groups in the animal kingdom, with more than 100,000 known species! They include all the shelled creatures of the seashore, with the exception of the barnacles. Chitons, clams, mussels, snails, nudibranchs...
The molluscs compose the large phylum Mollusca of invertebrate animals.
Around 85,000 extant species of molluscs are recognized. Molluscs are the
PHYLUM MOLLUSCA. The molluscs include a number of familiar animals,
including snails, oysters, clams, octopuses and squids. Many species have a ...
An introduction to the biology, classification and ecology of Octopuses, Slugs,
Snails and Squid the phylum Mollusca.
There are approximately 128,000 living species in phylum Mollusca (35,000 are
extinct). • The great morphological diversity is the result of elaboration on the ...
Mollusca is one of the most diverse groups of animals on the planet, with at least
50,000 living species (and more likely around 200,000). It includes such ...
Brief Summary. The phylum Mollusca contains some of the most familiar
invertebrates, including snails, slugs, clams, mussels, and octopuses. In contrast
Learn more about classification of phylum mollusca in the Boundless open
textbook. The phylum Mollusca includes a wide variety of animals including the ...
The word mollusc comes from the Latin meaning “soft,” a good description of the
group's fleshy bodies. Of course, in an ocean filled with predators, a soft body is ...
Learn more about phylum mollusca in the Boundless open textbook. Mollusks
have a soft body and share several characteristics, including a muscular foot, ...