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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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SIPHONOPLAX   One of the shelly ACCESSORY PLATES in the Pholadacea; a tubular secondary CALCAREOUS structure forming a posterior extension of the shell in some Pholadidae and protecting the proximal end of the SIPHONS; see also: HYPOPLAX; MESOPLAX; METAPLAX.

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