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An invertebrate animal - some of which are important foods. The majority live in the sea, but some fresh water and there are a few terrestrial.

Their shells take a variety of forms. Univalves, bivalves and internal.

The group includes the likes of squid and octopus, mussels and oysters and snails among its members. Their bodies are soft, limbless and cold blooded.

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