1. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press; Molluscus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
The three main types of mollusks most people are familiar with are: cephalopods - squid, octupus, etc; gastropods - snails and slugs including abalone; and bivalves - like clams, oysters, and scallops. But there are five other living classes of mollusks and two extinct classes.
Phylum Mollusca, known as mollusks, are a group of invertebrate animals that include slugs, snails, mussels, octopus, bivalves, gastropods, etc. This phylum is attributed to 85,000 species with tens of thousands of extinct Mollusca species. Mollusks is one of the most fascinating and diverse animal groups on our planet.
10 Important Characteristics of Mollusca are given below:
Definition of mollusk : any of a large phylum (Mollusca) of invertebrate animals (such as snails, clams, or squids) with a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a calcareous shell broadly : shellfish biology : any one of a large group of animals (such as snails and clams) that have a soft body without a backbone and that usually live in a shell