scaphopod


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scaph·o·pod

 (skăf′ə-pŏd′)
[From New Latin Scaphopoda, class name : Greek skaphē, boat + New Latin -poda, -pod.]

scaphopod

(ˈskæfəˌpɒd)
n
(Animals) any marine mollusc of the class Scaphopoda, which includes the tusk (or tooth) shells
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek skaphē boat + -pod]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scaphopod - burrowing marine molluskscaphopod - burrowing marine mollusk    
mollusc, mollusk, shellfish - invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell
class Scaphopoda, Scaphopoda - small class of bilaterally symmetrical marine forms comprising the tooth shells
tooth shell, tusk shell - any of various seashore mollusks having a tapering tubular shell open at each end and a foot pointed like a spade for burrowing
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These shells are from a sea moliusk called a scaphopod which is an animal that lives inside the tusk shaped shell and are found in most oceans of the world.
Complete sequences of the highly rearranged molluscan mitochondrial genomes of the scaphopod Graptacme eborea and the bivalve Mytilus edulis.
In this study, detailed examination on the gut content related to molluscs revealed that gastropod juveniles had frequency occurrence of 44.89%, followed by bivalve juveniles (12.24%) and scaphopod juvenile (4.08%).
Whether they gathered food in scaphopod fashion, or filtered particles from the water column, remains a matter for further investigation.
(ab at 752.9-743.7 m), echinoid spines (ra), fish otoliths (ra), mollusc fragments (ra), ostracods (ra), radio larians (spherical, spindle-shaped) (co, ab at 752.9-743.7 m), scaphopod sp.
Similarly, in non-gastropod mollusks, like the scaphopod Dentalium, deletion of the polar lobe results in the formation of four equal quadrants (van Dongen and Geilenkirchen 1976a,b).
The 26 species of marine molluscs recovered from Expedition Fiord, Axel Heiberg Island (17 bivalves, 8 gastropods and 1 scaphopod) cluster into two discrete mollusc associations (Table 1 and Fig.
and Bythinia tetaculata; the scaphopod Dentalium dentale; and the bivalve Spisula so-lidisima.