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

by Paul S. Mikkelsen

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Term Definition

VELICONCH   The shell borne by VELIGER larvae, later comprising the nucleus of the PROTOCONCH; identical with PRODISSOCONCH when larva is PELAGIC and of a bivalve or scaphopod. See also: SCAPHOCONCHA.

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