An Illustrated and Cross-Referenced Glossary of
Malacological and Conchological Terms

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

ANASPID   A Opisthobranch gastropod which belongs to the suborder Anaspidea, which is an older name for the Aplysiomorpha (SEA HARES, e.g. Aplysia spp.); the term is from the Greek meaning "without a shield" and refers to the lack of a head shield such as is common to the CEPHALASPID gastropods.

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