Classifying Mollusks

Mollusks usually have a soft, skin like inside that is protected with a harder outer shell. The shell protects their body from harm. They can often go completely into the shell if they need too. Snails, hermit crabs, and squids are good examples mollusks.

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Kingdom :Animalia (Animal Kingdom)
Phylum: Mollusca (mollusks)

Classes in the phylum:
  • Class: Cephalopoda (octopuses and squids)
  • Class: Gastropoda (gastropods, slugs and snails)
  • Class: Bivalvia (bivalves & clams)
  • Class Scaphopoda (tusk shells)
  • Class: Monoplacophora
  • Class: Polypacophora
  • Class: Aplacophora

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