Bivalvia, in previous centuries referred to as the Lamellibranchiata and
Pelecypoda, is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs that have laterally
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 mollusks (e.g., clams, oysters, mussels, scallops) have an external
covering that is a two-part hinged shell that contains a soft-bodied invertebrate.
Feb 11, 2011 ... Bivalve (class Bivalvia), any of more than 15,000 species of clams, oysters,
mussels, scallops, and other members of the phylum Mollusca ...
Bivalve definition, Also called lamellibranch. Zoology. any mollusk, as the oyster,
clam, scallop, or mussel, of the class Bivalvia, having two shells hinged ...
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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, ...
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 mollusc culture is an important and rapidly expanding sector of world
aquaculture production, representing approximately 20% of this output at 14
The valve structure and soft anatomy of the bivalves varies among species. The
Hard-Shelled Clam or Cherrystone, Mercenaria mercenaria, is used here as an ...