:  Mollusks
Body Form: The molluskan body form includes a soft body that produces an outer skin called the mantle. The mantle secretes a shell in most species, except in most of the cephalopods (squid, octopus, and cuttlefish). Most species feed with a rasping tongue called the radula, but cephalopods have beaks to crush prey.
Diet: Mollusc diet varies with the species. Most snails are herbivores; bivalves are filter feeding planktivores; squid and octopi are predators.
Natural History: The mollusks are the 2nd most successful body plan on earth. The algae feeders graze over hard surfaces for algae while bivalves draw water in and push water out through siphons to strain it for food. Most mollusks are slow moving, except for the squid which are among the fastest animals in the ocean, moving by jet propulsion.

Examples at SeaScape Studio:
Abalone
Berghia Nudibranch
Blue Dot Sea Hare
Blue Velvet Nudibranch
Bubble Shell Sea Slug
Bumblebee Snail
Ceriths
Common Octopus
Electric Flame Scallop
Fighting Conch
Flame Scallop
Giant Clam - Crocea
Giant Clam - Derasa
Giant Clam - Maxima
Margarita Turbo Snail
Mexican Turbo Snail
Money Cowrie
Nassa Snail
Pharoah Cuttlefish
Queen Conch
Red Foot Moon Snail
Sea Hare
Star Snail
Thorny Oyster
Tongan Strombus
Turbo Snail


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