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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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Contract notice: collection of mollusk samples by sampling on foot, by immersion or sampling from a boat
Mollusks presence in crops may also raise public health issues since several species can be naturally infected with helminths causing human diseases, such as Angiostrongylus costaricensis (Moreira & Cespedes, 1971), which causes abdominal angiostrongyliasis, and Angiostrongylus cantonensis (Chen, 1935), which is the etiological agent of eosinophilic meningitis (OHLWEILER et al., 2010).
According to their biology, freshwater mollusks are natural inhabitants of large and small ponds involved in water purification and are indicator species for determining the degree of anthropogenic loading of biotopes.
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Their soft unsegmented bodies have allowed mollusks to evolve into an array of forms, which has enabled them to exploit many different habitats and food resources (Gilpin 2006).
Spatial distribution of Biomphalaria mollusks at Sao Francisco River Basin, Minas Gerais, Brazil, using geostatistical procedures.
The population control of transmitter mollusks is done with niclosamide, a molluscicide recommended by the World Health Organization for control programs [1-3].
Author Ramasamy Santhanam presents students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with an examination of the scientific and common names, habitats, global distributions, nutritional makeup, and biological features of the algae, plants, frogs, fish, mollusks, and crustaceans of freshwater habitats throughout the world.
In Mollusks, Notes for a Short Course (Bottjer, D., Hickman, C.