Phylum Mollusca- characteristics, classification, examples

Phylum Mollusca

Mollusca (Mollusks) Definition Molluscs (also know as mollusks) are soft-bodied, bilaterally symmetrical, segmented, coelomate animals; usually shelled having a mantle, ventral foot, anterior head, and a dorsal visceral mass. Phylum Mollusca (Mollusks) Characteristics They are essentially aquatic mostly marine, few freshwater and some terrestrial form. They may be found as hidden parasites in the interior of other animals. They vary …

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Characteristics of Invertebrates with examples

Characteristics of Invertebrates

Habitat They are found in seas, freshwater, air, land from snow to desert. 80% are found in terrestrial habitat. Most successful invertebrates of the lands are Arthropods. Protozoans are free-living, parasites or commensals. Sponges and Coelenterates are aquatic animals. Numerical Strength Among 1.25 million animal species, 95% (1.2 million) are invertebrates. Among 1.2 million invertebrates, 1 million are Arthropods. Shape …

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