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(Animals) a type of bivalve mollusc that is a member of the genus Pholas and family Pholadidae
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Noun1.pholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocksPholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Pholadidae, Pholadidae - a family of Bivalvia
piddock - marine bivalve that bores into rock or clay or wood by means of saw-like shells
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It is also known for its rich and diverse coastal resources, particularly mangroves and shellfish, including economically important species, such as oysters, green mussels (Perna viridis), nylon shell (Paphia undulata), angel wing shell (Pholas orientalis), shrimps and crabs.
Effects of pH on amylase, cellulase and protease of the Angelwing clam, Pholas orientalis., 2(6): 2280-2285.