Mollusca are a Phylum of Kingdom Animalia under Sub-Kingdom Eumetazoa that consists of soft-bodied organisms.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Soft body
  • Three-part body
  • External/internal shell
  • Bilateral body symmetry

Further ClassificationEdit

  • Sub-Phylum: Conchifera
  • Sub-Phylum: Aculifera


  • Mollusca includes organisms such as octopuses, snails and oysters.
  • Molluscs are unsegmented unlike their predecessors, Arthropods.
  • Mollusca is the 2nd largest phylum of Animalia after Arthropods.