family Pholadidae


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Noun1.family Pholadidae - a family of Bivalvia
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Pholas, Pholas - type genus of the family Pholadidae: piddocks
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Whereas teredinids are the predominant wood-boring bivalves in shallow waters (intertidal to 100 m), bivalves of the subfamily Xylophagainae (family Pholadidae) fill the same niche in the deep oceans, occurring primarily at depths from 150 m to greater than 7000 m (Turner, 1972).