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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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BYSSAL NOTCH   Indentation below anterior auricle of right valve in many Pectinacea for passage of the byssus or protrusion of the foot. See illustration: Composite Bivalve. See also: BYSSAL FORAMEN; BYSSAL GAPE; BYSSAL SINUS.

See: Bivalve terminology, Anatomy of bivalves by Marlo Krisberg.

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