Problem

Threatened species of Mollusca

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Other Names:
Threatened species of Mollusks
Endangered species of molluscs
Molluscs under threat of extinction
Nature:

Threats to their survival include exploitation, pollution, habitat alteration or destruction, introduced species, and over-collecting.

After insects, molluscs are probably the most familiar invertebrate, with more than 100,000 species living and a long fossil history. Of all the invertebrates, molluscs are most valued by man; they are a major food source in many parts of the world, their shells provide a variety of products, and the diverse and beautiful forms that these may take have led to molluscs becoming important elements in the art, culture and traditions of many cultures.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
19.11.2013 – 14:09 CET