Molluscs: Moon Snail Preys On Cockles


With its large foot, a moon snail manages to catch a cockle and smother it and drill a hole to feed on its flesh. The cockle tries to escape with its strong digging foot, but fails.

Next Generation Science Standards for this Video

Molluscs have a powerful foot used for both hunting and escape behaviors.

Through evolution, the molluscan foot has adapted to serve many different functions.