Pholad

Pho´lad


n.1.(Zool.) Any species of Pholas.
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Bacterial endosymbionts in the gills of the deep-sea, wood-boring pholad clams Xylophaga atlantica and Xylophaga washingtona.
1993), although in the case of the larval stages of certain pholads and teredinids [e.g., Bankia gouldi (Tan et al.
Marine borers found in the salt waters of the world can be classified as 1) molluscan borers, commonly known as shipworms and pholads; and 2) crustacean borers including multiple species commonly known as gribbles.