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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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The present study addresses the potential vulnerability of the Mediterranean mollusc aquaculture sector to climate change and ocean acidification, as well as to various other environmental pressures, through the implementation of a questionnaire developed for Mediterranean mollusc producers from several countries and regions.
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