Molluscs include the largest of all invertebrates - the giant squid. This is a diverse phylum, containing approximately 100,000 species, that includes snails, mussels and the pearly nautilus. Molluscs are soft-bodied and most species today still possess the ancestral shell. Some notable examples however, such as squid and slugs, have lost it.
Scientific name: Mollusca
The Molluscs can be found in a number of locations including: Great Barrier Reef. Find out more about these places and what else lives there.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web