teredinid


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Related to teredinid: Teredo navalis
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Noun1.teredinid - wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shellsteredinid - wormlike marine bivalve that bores into wooden piers and ships by means of drill-like shells
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
teredo - typical shipworm
Bankia setaceae, giant northwest shipworm - giant shipworm of the Pacific coast of North America
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A second block was attached to the rope at selected stations and removed in approximately four months to examine the pallets to distinguish between the two bivalve teredinid species.
quadripunctata, and teredinids present when dissolved oxygen was high.
For two replicate piles, the teredinid or Martesia attack was one rating point worse nearer the mudline than at low tide.
maculata, with moderate or light-moderate attack at Site B, and with two of the three piles at Site A with teredinid attack in the low tide region.
For example, the identification of cellulolytic, nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the gills of the wood-boring teredinid clams (shipworms) pointed toward an explanation of how these bivalves are able to thrive with wood as their primary food source.
Although teredinid gills are highly modified, the symbionts are found in an anatomically analogous region (Distel et al.
Sea-sunken timber can attract mollusks called teredinids, with long wormy bodies sticking out of shells, and the more depth-loving xylophagains.
The interference of methods in the collection of teredinids (Mollusca: Bivalvia) in mangrove habitats.
Range extensions of teredinids (shipworms) and polychaetes in the vicinity of temperate-zone nuclear generating station.