Mollusc Animation: Abalone

Length: 
1:22

The abalone demonstrates the basic body plan of molluscs. A foot is used for movement.  A radula is a scraping tongue, and a mantle secretes the shell.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

The abalone’s muscular foot for crawling and hard shell secreted by a mantle to protect soft body parts are a successful design for a bottom dweller.