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Synonyms for mollusk

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He planned to give the cowrie to a friend who was studying these mollusks.
Besides the shell, the mollusk body has four main parts: foot, head, visceral sac, and mantle.
With the additional support of the BRD "Species-At-Risk" program and the FWS Jackson, Mississippi, Field Office, a large-scale mollusk survey project of the Conasauga River is underway.
However, we do know that the giant squid falls within the group of mollusks called cephalopods (SEH-fuh-luh-podz).
Although, in fairness, it must be noted that there is no record of mollusk contributions to the banana slug bill's author.
Five years ago, while collecting flatworms in Guam, he picked up a cowrie to give to a friend who was doing a research project on that speckled-shell mollusk.
But overfishing of the sea mollusk for its tender meat in the 1970s - with more than 80 percent taken around San Clemente Island - prompted California to ban its harvesting.
What can disappoint, though, is a hand roll sushi request with soybean paper of spicy scallops or spicy tuna that loses the distinctive texture and individual flavor of the sweet mollusk or delicate raw fish in too much rice and in mayonnaise or other saucing.
VENTURA - Dozens of squid fishermen are on strike because fish-processing plants again lowered the price for a ton of the 10-armed mollusk.
An ad-hoc group of marine biologists has formed a captive breeding program for white abalone, the edible sea mollusk that once numbered in the millions from Point Concepcion to Baja but now is nearly extinct.
The white abalone, a tasty Southern California mollusk whose numbers have dropped from the millions in the 1970s to perhaps a few thousand, officially became an endangered species Tuesday.
The core of those structures is made of a protein called conchiolin, a common component of many mollusk shells.
Squid are most prevalent during full moons because of the increased light and tidal variances and fishermen were optimistic the second full moon in January would lure the schooling mollusk to coastal waters.
Evolutionary biologists have found that the California sea hare, a mollusk that goes by the scientific name of Aplysia californica, has a protein similar to proteins in people that respond to estrogen and other steroid hormones.
Huddled over a dozen squids, the budding scientists located the eyes of the marine mollusk and poked at the ink reservoirs, then wrote their names with the murky substance.