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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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CRISPATE   Irregularly curled; roughened into small frets, waves, or folds.

SPAT   The settled, newly-attached to the substrate LARVAE of OYSTERS (the Ostreidae), usually, but can refer to that of any bivalve. The spat metamorphose to form a juvenile clam, which matures attached to the substrate at that location for the rest of its life.

SPATHATE   [need definition]; (see description of Aequipecten glyptus in: Abbott, 1974.)

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