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Molluscs include the familiar snails, garden slugs, and beautiful sea slugs (class Gastropoda), the clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels (class Bivalvia), the active octopuses, squid, cuttlefish and Nautilus (class Cephalopoda) as well as some less familiar groups such as the classes Aplacophora (shell-less worm looking things called solenogasters), Caudofoveata (small shell-less deep-sea worm like things), Monoplacophora (living fossils—only 8 or so species), Polyplacophora (chitons) and Scaphopoda (tusk shells). In terms of numbers of species, Mollusca is the second largest phylum of invertebrates (Arthropoda is the largest). Molluscs are one of the most noticeable groups of invertebrates as well—their attractive shells are collected and many species are consumed as food (hungary yet?).
Phylum MolluscaThe Zoological Record keeps a better and more frequently updated list of mollusca links than I ever will!
Molluscan Evolution Listserver
Malacological collection databases and more
EQMal European Quaternary Malacologists
Invertebrate Collection The UCMP invertebrate catalog contains
Shellfish Web Site (National Shellfisheries Association)
Class BivalviaSome bivalve FAQs (NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service and Northeast Fisheries Science Center)
Systematics of Fossil Caribbean Bivalves (Neogene Marine Invertebrates of Tropical America)
Everything You Need To Know About Zebra Mussels
Class CephalopodaCephalopod Links
Class GastropodaCone shell and conotoxins
Neogene Marine invertebrates of Tropical america NMITA images and taxonomic information
Sea Slugs (nudibranchs, opisthobranchs and their allies)
Veliger larva opisthobranch veliger research
Class ScaphopodaIntroduction to the Scaphopoda; the tusk shells
Misc.Tree of Life - Mollusca
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The Cephalopod Page (TCP), © Copyright 1995-2018, was created and is maintained by Dr. James B. Wood, Associate Director of the Waikiki Aquarium which is part of the University of Hawaii. Please see the FAQs page for cephalopod questions, Marine Invertebrates of Bermuda for information on other invertebrates, and MarineBio.org and the Census of Marine Life for general information on marine biology.