Bivalvia


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Related to Bivalvia: Pelecypoda, class Bivalvia
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Noun1.Bivalvia - oystersBivalvia - oysters; clams; scallops; mussels  
Mollusca, phylum Mollusca - gastropods; bivalves; cephalopods; chitons
bivalve, lamellibranch, pelecypod - marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together
spat - a young oyster or other bivalve
family Tridacnidae, Tridacnidae - large marine hard-shell clams
Cardiidae, family Cardiidae - somewhat heart-shaped sand-burrowing bivalve mollusks
family Pteriidae, Pteriidae - pearl oysters
Anomiidae, family Anomiidae - saddle oysters
genus Placuna, Placuna - windowpane oysters
Arcidae, family Arcidae - ark shells
family Mytilidae, Mytilidae - marine mussels
family Unionidae, Unionidae - freshwater mussels found worldwide
family Pholadidae, Pholadidae - a family of Bivalvia
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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The pteriomorphs are a large clade of mostly epifaunal bivalves that consistently occupy a fairly basal position within the Bivalvia.
In the latter site, the polychaetes of the family Capitellidae and the class Bivalvia were the most abundant, with 114 and 44 individuals respectively.
Benthic communities are usually dominated by different species of polychaete, oligochaete worms, gastropods, bivalvia and various minor insect larvae.
Brechites attrahens (Lightfoot 1786) (Mollusca: Bivalvia, Clavagellidae), a new record from the Gulf of Suez.
Toward a revision of the unionid bivalve Coelatura Conrad, 1853 in the Great Lakes of East Africa and adjacent drainage systems (Mollusca, Bivalvia, Unionidae).
Clase: Bivalvia, Subclase: Heterodonta, Orden: Myoida, Superfamilia: Pholadacea
Besides Oligochaeta, Chironomidae maggots and Bivalvia were detected.
These layers, composed primarily of protein, have been retained throughout the evolutionary history of the Corbulidae despite the high metabolic cost of the protein fraction of the shell (Palmer 1983, 1992) and the repeated evolutionary tendency within the Gastropoda and Bivalvia toward loss of organic-rich microstructures from the shell (Taylor 1973; Carter 1980).
Pars secunda continens conchylia sive testacea univalvia, bivalvia & multivalvia.
longispina, Laemonema barbatulum Goode & Bean, 1883, Polymixiia nobilis Lowe, 1838 and one Bivalvia, were distributed in a restricted depth strata, while two species of the Group B (C.
Lucinapectinata (Gmelin, 1791), a species popularly known in Brazil as 'almeja' or 'lambreta', is a mollusk belonging to the class Bivalvia, order Veneroida, family Lucinidae.