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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

GLADIUS   The "PEN" or internal remnant of a shell, in some CEPHALOPODS, e.g. SQUID.

See the detailed web page on gladius terminology, from the excellent "Cephalopod Glossary" by Richard E. Young, Michael Vecchione, and Katharina M. Mangold.

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