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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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HYPOPLAX   An accessory, ventral shell piece between the valves in some burrowing clams. Elongate, calcareous ACCESSORY PLATE extending along posterior end of ventral margin in some Pholadidae. MESOPLAX; METAPLAX; SIPHONOPLAX.
Photo: Cyrtopleura costata (Linne, 1758)

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