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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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HYOTE SPINE   Hollow, tubular, and cylindrical shell outgrowths open distally at their tips as well as on their distal flanks, arising periodically from the thin edges of shell margins of OYSTERS [the tip ends are rounded, ear-shaped openings, typically developed on Hyotissa hyotis (Linne, 1758)].

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