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mollusc

(US), mollusk
any invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, having a soft unsegmented body and often a shell, secreted by a fold of skin (the mantle). The group includes the gastropods (snails, slugs, etc.), bivalves (clams, mussels, etc.), and cephalopods (cuttlefish, octopuses, etc.)
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Such a configuration, however, is unusual in molluscs.
Azza bint Ahmed al-Jabriyah, Museum Specialist at the Natural History Museum said in an interview with Oman News Agency (ONA) that the Omani National Collection includes a number of samples of shellfish and mollusc shells.
The exploitation of bivalve molluscs is an ancient activity; therefore, the accumulated expertise and the tradition of artisanal cultivation make the techniques for raising bivalves simple and readily adaptable to most of the Portuguese coast (Rice 1992).
He began to undertake studies of a more revisionary nature, documenting the entire southern African fauna of selected groups of molluscs, as a result producing more comprehensive and scientifically valuable papers.
ck] = % diet weight change in the absence of molluscs for the same period of time; and where the sign was positive (+) when the control diet disk increased in weight and negative (-) when it decreased.
The age of the mollusc - nicknamed Ming, after the Chinese dynasty on the throne when it began its life - can be calculated precisely by counting the layers in its shell under a microscope.
Studies have found personality differences in more than 60 species, including primates, rodents, birds, fish, molluscs and insects.
If any molluscs collected as part of the routine surveillance programme are found to contain PSP toxins approaching or exceeding this level, sampling is increased in and around the affected area.
This information fed into European Commission decisions to list molluscs as a potential allergen requiring safety labelling and such scientific advice to Brussels remains a key role of EFSA.
The molluscs include approximately 100,000 species such as snails, octopus, mussels, whelks and scallops, and account for approximately 20% of all seafood allergies.
Papers from an August 2002 conference describe the latest findings in archaeomalacology (the study of molluscs in archaeological contexts) in America, Europe, and Asia.
Who is this M25-encased gastropod who can't tell his molluscs from his lamellibranchs?