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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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A RARE river mollusc, prized for its precious pearls, is being given a chance of survival in Wales.
The emphasis has been on ecology, on the control of intermediate host molluscs and on the epidemiological disease determinants.
This book will encourage and assist others to contribute to our knowledge of this interesting mollusc group as well as promoting community support for the protection of coastal environments.
In the cartogram, molluscs are not included in the data while marine species at risk are assigned to the nearest territory.
KEY WORDS: climate change, sea warming, ocean acidification, Mediterranean Sea, aquaculture, bivalve molluscs
Tossed in the ebb and flow of the tide, buried in the sand and often washed up on the beach, shells are the exoskeletons of marine molluscs.
Fine microstructural detail can be preserved in calcium phosphate internal moulds and replacements of the shells of Cambrian molluscs (Runnegar 1985).
Muscat, Dec 13 (ONA) Oman has a coastline of 3165 km and a unique location, which overlooks the Sea of Oman, the Arabian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean, which in turn makes the Sultanate own maritime environment that is rich with unique species of marine organisms, especially molluscs which are of high commercial value.
au/staff/dr-stephen-munro) ANU Web site reads that molluscs were often ignored while faunal remains at Homo sites were discussed.
The use of molluscs as biomonitors of heavy metals in coastal zones is well established (Rainbow and Philips 1993).