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Mollusks are classified as herbivores, omnivores and carnivores, and their diets depend largely on the species and availability of food in a particular location. Some mollusks consume only algae and ocean plant matter, w... More »

Different classes of mollusk eat in various ways, depending on their body structure, environment and physical capabilities. Most mollusks have a tongue-like organ, called a radula (which is rough like sandpaper), that th... More »

Among the creatures that eat algae are some kinds of turtles and fish. Aquatic invertebrates, such as limpets, and some species of crab and shrimp also consume algae. More »

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