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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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PLEUROTHETIC   Attached to a substrate; referring to a members of the Bivalvia which settle on to the substrate and attach themselves, often with the attached valve taking on the form of the substrate. See also: ATTACHED; ATTACHED BIVALVE; XENOMORPHISM.

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