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Bivalvia

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Bivalvia, in previous centuries referred to as the Lamellibranchiata and Pelecypoda, is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally compressed ...

What is a bivalve mollusk? - NOAA's National Ocean Service

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Bivalve mollusks (e.g., clams, oysters, mussels, scallops) have an external covering that is a two-part hinged shell that contains a soft-bodied invertebrate.

bivalve | class of mollusks | Britannica.com

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Bivalve (class Bivalvia), any of more than 15,000 species of clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and other members of the phylum Mollusca characterized by a  ...

The Bivalvia - University of California Museum of Paleontology

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Anyone that has ever slurped down an oyster, worn a pearl around their neck, or enjoyed the half-shells found on the beach has come into contact with bivalves.

Bivalve | Define Bivalve at Dictionary.com

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Bivalve definition, Also called lamellibranch. Zoology. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged ...

Bivalvia Family Index

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Overview. The Bivalve Class. This class (formerly, Pelecypoda or Lamellibranchia) is the second largest among the molluscs. It has about 10,000 living species, ...

Bivalvia

paleo.cortland.edu/tutorial/Bivalves/bivalvia.htm

This laboratory discusses two classes of molluscs: the bivalves and rostroconchs; of which the bivalves have the most robust fossil record. Although these two ...

Bivalve shells - Marine Species Identification Portal

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Marine Species Identification Portal: information on thousands of different species in the world's oceans and seas.

Bivalves - Paleontological Research Institution

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Bay Scallops - Clams, oysters, scallops, and mussels are familiar marine invertebrates that all belong to the bivalve class of mollusks. Many.

WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Bivalvia

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Classification Recent studies (e.g., Bieler et al., 2014) have confirmed that the Bivalvia consist of two major clades, Protobranchia and Autobranchia, with the ...

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biĀ·valve
[bahy-valv]
NOUN
1.
Zoology. any mollusk, as the oyster, clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged together, a soft body, and lamellate gills.
ADJECTIVE
2.
Botany. having two valves, as a seedcase.
3.
Zoology. having two shells, usually united by a hinge.
4.
having two similar parts hinged together.
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