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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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HEIGHT   In bivalves: the greatest distance measured vertically, from the UMBONES to the ventral margin, i.e., dorsoventrally. In gastropods: the distance from the tip of the SPIRE to the most DISTAL point along the AXIS of the shell. See illustration: Composite Gastropod. See also: LENGTH; WIDTH; WRS.

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