What are the salient features of Phylum Mollusca?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 9th May, 2016, 07:12: AM

Expert Answer:

Salient features of Phylum Mollusca:

i. Members of Phylum Mollusca are bilaterally symmetrical and soft-bodied.

ii. Their body is divided into an anterior head, ventral muscular foot and dorsal visceral mass.

iii. Visceral mass is covered by a specialized tissue called mantle, formed from the folds of the dorsal body wall.

iv. Members of Phylum Mollusca respire through ctenidia, mantle or lungs.

Answered by  | 9th May, 2016, 09:12: AM