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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 24, Problem 10SQ
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A slug is a land-dwelling _______.

  1. a. arthropod
  2. b. gastropod
  3. c. cephalopod
  4. d. crustacean

Summary Introduction

Concept Introduction: Mollusks are shelled animals that are majorly aquatic and few are terrestrial. Few mollusks lack shells. All mollusks are soft-bodied animals.

Explanation of Solution

Reasons for correct statement:

Mollusks are invertebrates with bilaterally symmetrical body. The mollusks include Class: Gastropod. The gastropods include only the group of land-dwelling or terrestrial mollusks. The slugs are soft-bodied terrestrial gastropods with no shell.

Option b. is given as “gastropod”

As slugs are terrestrial gastropods, option b. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “arthropod”.

Arthropods are the animals with jointed appendages and have strong exoskeleton made of chitin...

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