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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

FOOT   A muscular organ of locomotion, projecting anteriorly through the APERTURE of shelled GASTROPODS (often for crawling); see also: LANMGUIR TROTH; PARAPODIA.

In BIVALVES, a organ lying anteroventrally between the VALVES of many bivalves (often for digging).

In SCAPHOPODS, an anterior organ also used for digging; See illustration at UCMP.

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