WHS whose OUV/Criteria statements or UNESCO Web site Descriptions include reference to the Phylum "Mollusca" (Octopus/Squid, Snails/Slugs, Clams/Mussels etc) and any species within it, thus indicating that the WHS is a particular "hot spot" for them.

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Belize Barrier Reef "350 mollusc species have also been identified"
Brazilian Atlantic Islands "Rocas Atoll provides a spectacular seascape of lagoons and tidal pools teeming with fish and a great variety of shellfish, sponges, molluscs"
East Rennell Crit ix "The invertebrate life is also rich with 27 species of land snail (seven endemics) and approximately 730 insect species, many of which are endemic"
Galapagos Islands "Darwin’s finches, mockingbirds, land snails, giant tortoises and a number of plant and insect groups represent some of the best examples of adaptive radiation which still continues today."
Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat "Endemic fauna includes Mud Octopuses (Octopus minor), Yellow Sea Sand Snails (Umbonium thomasi), =), as well as various suspension feeders like clams"
Great Barrier Reef "4,000 species of mollusk"
Hani Rice Terraces "snails growing in the water of the terraces consume various pests"
Laurisilva of Madeira Crit x "In the Laurisilva there are more than 500 endemic species of invertebrates, including insects, arachnids and mollusks"
Ningaloo Coast Crit x "roughly 650 mollusc species,"
Ogasawara Islands "The islands are the habitat for more than 100 recorded native land snail species, over 90% of which are endemic to the islands."
Ohrid Region "Its oligotrophic waters contain over 200 endemic species with high levels of endemism for benthic species in particular, including algae, diatoms, turbellarian flatworms, snails,"
Pitons Management Area "A survey has revealed 168 species of finfish, 60 species of cnidaria, including corals, eight molluscs"
Rock Islands Crit x "7 species of giant clams, and the endemic nautilus are found in the property"
Socotra Archipelago Crit x "Extremely high levels of endemism occur in Socotra's reptiles (34 species, 90% endemism) and land snails (96 species, 95% endemism
Te Wahipounamu "The living representatives of this ancient biota include flightless kiwis, carnivorous land snails,"
The Sundarbans Crit x: "43 mollusks species"
Wadden Sea "a multitude of transitional habitats with tidal channels, sandy shoals, sea-grass meadows, mussel beds"


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