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mol·lusk

(mol'ŭsk),
Common name for members of the phylum Mollusca, although usually restricted to the gastropods and bivalves.
Synonym(s): mollusc

mollusc

(mŏl′əsk)
n.
Variant of mollusk.

mollusc

any member of the phylum Mollusca, including the snails (GASTEROPODS), BIVALVES, the squids and octopuses (CEPHALOPODS), and two minor classes, the Amphineura and Scaphopoda. Most possess one or more shells and have a body structure that is unsegmented, with a COELOM. Some are terrestrial, but the majority are aquatic.

mollusc

members of the phylum Mollusca, which comprises about 50,000 species. Includes snails, slugs and the aquatic molluscs—oysters, mussels, clams, cockles, arkshells, scallop, abalone, cuttlefish, squid. Also includes gastropods, whose main veterinary interest is as an intermediate host for animal flukes and lungworms.
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For molluscs like periwinkles and murex sea snails, a shell is a coat of armour.
The occurrence of shell microstructure data in molluscs from both the Cambrian (e.
Seashells are a hard, protective outer layer created by an animal that lives in the sea known as molluscs, which is the second largest animal species in general.
Bivalve molluscs represent a significant proportion of the world's fishery sector.
During this time he corresponded with Keppel Barnard at the South African Museum, the then authority on South African marine molluscs, and he also regularly visited Dolf van Bruggen who was at the time curator of the newly established Port Elizabeth Oceanarium.
As a result of the project, Albania's national capacity in food safety has improved, and systems have been established to reduce food safety risks during the growing and harvesting of bivalve molluscs.
Natural or semi-natural foods have long been the predominant means of providing nutrition for culture of terrestrial molluscs under laboratory conditions (Godan 1983; South 19921, Items commonly used for food include carrot {Daitcus carota L; Apiales: Apiaceae) (Stephensen 1961; Rollo 1988); cabbage (Brassica oleracea var.
According to Lukowiak, the molluscs can be trained to remember a simple activity: to keep their breathing tubes (pneumostomes) closed when immersed in deoxygenated water.
According to Ken Lukowiak from the University of Calgary, the molluscs can be trained to remember a simple activity - to keep their breathing tubes closed when immersed in deoxygenated water.
non-dietary use of molluscs in archaeological settings.
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Most molluscs on the whole are fairly unattractive creatures .