Pelecypoda


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Pelecypoda:

see bivalvebivalve,
aquatic mollusk of the class Pelecypoda ("hatchet-foot") or Bivalvia, with a laterally compressed body and a shell consisting of two valves, or movable pieces, hinged by an elastic ligament.
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Pelecypoda

[‚pel·ə′si·pə·də]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Bivalvia.
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scientific name common name invertebrates Pelecypoda bivalves Nephronaias sp.
Valvatidae Valvata X unidentified snails Pelecypoda Corbiculidae Dreissenidae Sphaeriidae (unident.