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Habitats and Living

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  • aquatic and terrestrial
  • they can be found in almost every ecosystem on earth: barren mountains, grass plains, rain forests, lakes, rivers, seas and oceans
  • they are most commonly seen on rocky ocean shores between high and low tides

 

 

(squid)
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Class Cephalopoda
  • live in deep water conditions, these species are amongst the largest and complex of molluscs; therefore, the deep ocean currents best suited for their lifestyle

Class Monoplacophora

  • they live in deep water conditions, such as oceans, and cannot cope with very dry regions, they must always be in a moist environment

Class Aplaphora

  • mainly lives in oceans, seas and other bodies of salt water
 

(polyplacoplora)

Class Polyplacophora
  • larger specimen best suited for oceans with beating waves and exposure to the atmosphere
  • smaller specimen are better suited amongst shallow water or ocean costs

Class Scaphoda

  • are marine species, their habitat ranges from shallow water areas to water 4570 m deep but most are found in water 6 m or greater
  • they burrow themselves in sedments such as mud and medium to coarse gravel

Class Bivalvia

  • live mostly amonst rocks, in high and low intertidal environments, some found near sand and gravel beaches

Class Gastropoda

  • live in mudd flats, grass beds, amongst seaweed and rocky high and low intertidal 

 



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