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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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INEQUIVALVE   In bivalves, having one valve that is larger (as in the genera Anadara and Corbula) or more convex (as in the genus Pecten) than the other valve. See also: EQUIVALVE; MARGIN, DISCORDANT.
See other bivalve shapes.
Photo: Anadara brasiliana (Lamarck, 1819)

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