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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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BIVALVE, BROODING   A bivalve which undergoes internal fertilization, and sheds its young as miniature adults (commonly) or sometimes as larvae (less commonly) after having brooded or incubated them within the MANTLE CAVITY of the parent, e.g. Bornia spp., Parastarte spp., Lyonsia spp.

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