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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

Look for:  
Search results for:   EQUIVALVE       2 terms were found.

Term Definition

EQUIVALVE   In bivalves, having each VALVE equal in size and shape; see also: EQUILATERAL; INEQUIVALVE.
See other bivalve shapes.

INEQUIVALVE   In bivalves, having one valve that is larger (as in the genera Anadara and Corbula) or more convex (as in the genus Pecten) than the other valve. See also: EQUIVALVE; MARGIN, DISCORDANT.
See other bivalve shapes.
Photo: Anadara brasiliana (Lamarck, 1819)

Copyright ©Paul S. Mikkelsen, All Rights Reserved Return to Home Page  |  Return to Top Over 1700 Terms in the Glossary!