Mollusca & shells by Augustus A. Gould

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Other titlesMollusca and shells.
Statementby Augustus A. Gould ... ; with an atlas of plates.
GenrePictorial works.
SeriesUnited States Exploring Expedition : during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. ;, vol. 12
LC ClassificationsQ115 .W6 vol. 12
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 510 p. ;
Number of Pages510
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Open LibraryOL6573331M
LC Control Number15001922

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vol. XII By. Gould, Augustus A. (Augustus Addison), Type. Book Material. Published material. Publication infoAuthor: Augustus A. Gould. • Molluscs are soft bodied animals, often with hard shells for protection. • They are one of the most diverse phyla, second only to Arthropods (insects, crabs, shrimp, and others).

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Most shells of marine molluscs fossilize rather easily, and fossil mollusc shells date all the way back to the Cambrian period. The term "conchology" is also used for the study of molluscs; however, it is usually applied to those that study the shell only.

Molluscs, in general, are soft-bodied animals that usually produce an external skeleton (called an "exoskeleton") we call a Shell, which is composed of a limey material: calcium carbonate (CaCO3) The shell serves both.

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Many mollusks have a hard external shell, but others do not. There are o different types of mollusks alive today. Some major classes of mollusks include the bivalves (like clams), cephalopods (like octopuses and squids), aplacophorans (worm-like mollusks), chitons, monoplacophorans, scaphopods (tusk shells), and gastropods (like.

Foot extends into substrate by relaxing of abductor muscles. Foot burrows and grabs on to substrate. Abductor muscles contract, drawing the shell valves close together. This forces water out and loosens some of the sediment. The pedal retractor muscles are contracted and the shell "rocks" back and forth as it cuts through the substrate.

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Most mollusks live in water and make Invertebrates, An invertebrate is a multicelled animal that does not have a backbone. Within this seemingly simple grouping there is an amazing variety of complex l Locomotion, Animals have evolved an amazing variety of ways to get.Mollusk, also spelled mollusc, any soft-bodied invertebrate of the phylum Mollusca, usually wholly or partly enclosed in a calcium carbonate shell secreted by a soft mantle covering the body.

Along with the insects and vertebrates, it is one of the most diverse groups in the animal kingdom, with nearly(possibly as many as ,) described species.

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