mollusk family

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Noun1.mollusk family - a family of mollusksmollusk family - a family of mollusks      
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
family Strombidae, Strombidae - the family of conchs
family Helicidae, Helicidae - land snails including the common edible snail and some pests
family Patellidae, Patellidae - marine limpets
Ancylidae, family Ancylidae - freshwater gastropod
Akeridae, family Akeridae - bubble shells
family Physidae, Physidae - freshwater snails
Cypraeidae, family Cypraeidae - family of marine gastropods comprising the cowries
family Myacidae, Myacidae - soft-shell clams
family Veneridae, Veneridae - hard-shell clams
family Tridacnidae, Tridacnidae - large marine hard-shell clams
Cardiidae, family Cardiidae - somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks
family Pteriidae, Pteriidae - pearl oysters
Anomiidae, family Anomiidae - saddle oysters
Arcidae, family Arcidae - ark shells
family Mytilidae, Mytilidae - marine mussels
family Unionidae, Unionidae - freshwater mussels found worldwide
family Pholadidae, Pholadidae - a family of Bivalvia
family Nautilidae, Nautilidae - spiral-shelled cephalopods
family Octopodidae, Octopodidae - a family of Octopoda
Argonautidae, family Argonautidae - represented solely by the genus Argonauta
family Sepiidae, Sepiidae - true cuttlefishes
family Spirulidae, Spirulidae - coextensive with the genus Spirula; included in the order Belemnoidea in some older classifications
Belemnitidae, family Belemnitidae - family of extinct Mesozoic cephalopods
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
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In a perspective paper published in the journal Ecology Letters, a team of researchers from the University of California, Davis suggests that for many species, such as a Tritonia nudi-branch--a small member of the mollusk family that's spotted in the Red Sea only once every few years--rarity is not a guarantee of impending extinction.
Abalone is in the mollusk family, and only about one-third of the animal is the edible foot muscle.
Though it belongs to the mollusk family of clam, oyster and squid -- all which you can net, keep and if necessary eat legally -- catching and keeping an octopus is a crime under the Wildlife Act.