An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms
|by Paul S. Mikkelsen|
|ARCHEOGASTROPOD||A large group of marine prosobranch gastropods, comprising the taxonomic order Archeogastropoda, which initially thrived in the Cambrian and which are still well represented today. They are mainly HERBIVOROUS, typically having two GILLS and a double-chambered HEART. To reproduce, their EGGS and SPERM are released into the water.|
|BIVALVED GASTROPOD||A GASTROPOD (e.g., Julia spp. [Ascoglossa: Juliidae]) with two VALVES, like a clam.|
|GASTROPOD||A UNIVALVE, a SNAIL, a member of the class Gastropoda; see also: CONCH, PERIWINKLE, etc.|
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