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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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TELUM AMORIS   The "love dart" produced by the DART SAC; it is about 5/16 of an inch long and delicately ridged, finely pointed, and calcareous; it is exchanged by the partners with some velocity before courtship, lodging in the integument and serving as a releaser stimulus for courtship behavior.

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