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.
|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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