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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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  Beginning life as a male, passing through an HERMAPHRODITIC (male & female combined) stage, and finishing life as a pure female. This occurs in the slipper limpet, Crepidula fornicata, as discovered by Orton, 1909; see also: RHYTHMICAL SEXUALITY.

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