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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

RIGICLAUDENT   A type of OPERCULUM that does not flex upon retraction. See also: FLEXICLAUDENT.

See the 1998 article by Checa and Jiménez-Jiménez: Constructional morphology, origin, and evolution of the gastropod operculum..

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