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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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It also embraces the extensive literature dealing with molluscan communities, and covers aspects of competition from conspecifics and from related and unrelated species.
Of the 42, a total of 39 (93%) had eaten molluscan shellfish and 35 (83%) had eaten raw or undercooked oysters during the 4 days before onset of illness; 28 had eaten oysters purchased at restaurants or other food establishments in BC; and seven had eaten oysters they had harvested.
Undercooked meat and poultry products and raw molluscan shellfish pose the greatest risks.
When raw molluscan shellfish are removed from the data it is learned that seafood has a risk equal to beef and is somewhat less risky than poultry.
The giant cuttlefish, like all of its cephalopod relatives, is a molluscan marvel that demonstrates the extraordinary complexity of invertebrate animals.
It introduces new marine and continental molluscan species and places all taxa into a numbered stratigraphic framework.
The present contribution documented a molluscan assemblage (bivalves and gastropods) collected from the intertidal water of Tarut Bay east coast of Saudi Arabia and assessed the degree of post-mortal alteration of the shell material.
html) "A Silurian armoured aplacophoran and implications for molluscan phylogeny.
Since the early work of Pilsbry and Bequaert (1927) on the Congo's freshwater molluscan fauna, malacological sampling has been carried out very rarely in the eastern region of the country in general and in the Ituri rainforest in particular (but see Baluku et al.
Among the topics are molluscan shellfish aquaculture and best management practices, applying dynamic modeling to predict production carrying capacity in shellfish farming, bivalve shellfish aquaculture and eutrophication, genetics of shellfish on a human-dominated planet, the role of resource managers in balancing economic development with conservation of living marine resources and habitats, and implications of global climate change for molluscan aquaculture.