Story: Shellfish

Aplacophoran mollusc

Aplacophoran mollusc

This slug-like creature is hardly recognisable as a shellfish, as it lacks a shell and tentacles.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Chitons, tusk shells and rare classes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8037/aplacophoran-mollusc (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006