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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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Australian Middle Cambrian molluscs and their bearing on early molluscan evolution.
Nutrition of the mite Unionicola intermedia Koenike and its relationship to the inflammatory response induced in its molluscan host Anodonta anatina.
All molluscan specimens are consistent with a reconstruction of a pond environment with near-shore vegetation producing shade and leaf litter.
Highest molluscan density observed during monsoon period at all the stations may be ascribed to the prolific growth of macrophytes which provided favorable habitat by increasing the available benthic area for molluscan populations (Anderson and Sedell, 1979; Qadri and Yousuf, 2004)[79,54].
Some molluscan Problematica from the Upper Cambrian-Lower Ordovician of the Ozark uplift.
Together, they encompass portions of seven states and support the highest level of freshwater molluscan biodiversity in the world.
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Molluscan hosts of Angiostrongylus cantonensis on Pacific islands.
In the Southeast, many habitats of mussel species that need clear, flowing water have been inundated by dams or degraded by pollution, nearly obliterating the world's epicenter of molluscan diversity.
The Owl Creek typically consists of dark-to medium-gray, silty clay with a locally abundant molluscan fauna.