There are many different oceanic mollusks, such as clams, octopus and oysters, but there are also mollusks that live on land, such as snails and slugs. Mollusks are the second largest group of invertebrates in the world,... More »

Clams, octopuses, squids, snails, slugs, mussels and oysters are examples of mollusks. Mollusks are invertebrates that have a head, a visceral mass and a muscular lower body part called a foot. Some have hard external sh... More »

Mollusks reside in many habitats around the world: most live in marine environments such as oceans and bays, while others reside in freshwater areas and even on land. Mollusks inhabit virtually every type of ecosystem on... More »

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Seashells, which are the exoskeletons of mollusks such as snails, clams and oysters, form from the bottom up starting with mantle tissue located underneath and in contact with the shell. The mantle secretes proteins and ... More »

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Clams, octopuses, squids, snails, slugs, mussels and oysters are examples of mollusks. Mollusks are invertebrates that have a head, a visceral mass and a muscular lower body part called a foot. Some have hard external sh... More »

Examples of benthos include oysters, corals, starfish and clams. Factors such as water temperature, salinity and amount of light drive the composition of benthic communities in a particular area, and they may vary substa... More »

Cuttlefish, squid, snails and scallops are molluscs, as are clams, sea hares, nudibranchs, mussels, oysters and limpets. As of 2015, there are roughly 100,000 existing mollusc species, which makes them the second-largest... More »