• Mollusca
  • Phylum Mollusca

    There are about 93,000 molluscs (individuals in the phylum Mollusca) that exist today. They are a hugely diverse group, with representatives that live in both marine and freshwater, as well as all sorts of terrestrial biomes. This group has about 10 classes, of which only 8 have living representatives.  These 8 extant groups are:

    • Aplacophora
    • Bivalvia (clams, oysters)
    • Cephalopoda (octopus and squid)
    • Gastropoda (snails, slugs)
    • Monoplacophora
    • Polyplacophora
    • Scaphopoda

    Species listed under Mollusca