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Phyla that people eat

Last updated 5 months ago

When I was in graduate school I had a malacologist friend Tim Pearce who was on a quest to sample at least one organism from every phylum. This collection is dedicated to TIm, who now works at the LA County Museum.


Why phyla? Each phylum includes many, many species, and it is interesting that some phyla are often exploited for food while others are shunned. Classifications vary but there are on the order of 100 phyla (or divisions, in plants), so eating them all is a reasonable, if not actually achievable, task. You could also make a list of Families or Classes or any other taxonomic level.


To start your own list of "Phyla I have eaten" just check the boxes for the ones you have eaten and copy to a new collection.