Solemyidae

Solemyidae

[‚säl·ə′mī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of bivalve mollusks in the order Protobranchia.
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In many respects, the gill of Xylophaga closely resembles the symbiont-containing gills of other bivalves including the Lucinidae, Vesicomyidae, Modiolinae, and Solemyidae (Distel and Felbeck, 1987; Fisher 1990; Frenkiel et al.
Symbioses with intracellular carbon-fixing bacteria, believed to be dependent on bacteriocyte hemoglobin, have heretofore been described only in clams of the families Solemyidae, Lucinidae, and Vesicomyidae and in a few mussels, Mytilidae, restricted to the genus Bathy-modiolus (4).