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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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TECTIBRANCH   Molluscs of the order Cephalaspidea, or "BUBBLE SHELLS" usually having a shell present, gills present, head with a tentacular shield, jaws feeble or none, stomach usually with GIZZARD PLATES, and with or without an OPERCULUM.

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