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Which Fish is Which? A Seafood Primer.


n / adj crustacean [kr-stshn]

any of a group of animals whose bodies are covered with a hard shell.


mol·lusk / mol·lusc

n mollusk or mollus [mlsk]

invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell.

Just call it shellfish.

Shellfish is the broad term for all aquatic animals, both marine and freshwater, with some kind of shell; it encompasses the categories of crustaceans and mollusks. Crustaceans include crab, shrimp, and lobster. Mollusks can be univalves like snails and abalone, bivalves like clams and mussels, or cephalopods like squid and octopus. […]

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