pelecypod


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pelecypod: echinoid, Rugose coral

pelecypod

(pə-lĕs′ə-pŏd′)
n.

pelecypod

see BIVALVE.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
4) Fifteen meters of cream to gray, thick-bedded limestone, including a few pelecypod and gastropod fossils.
Bryozoans, gastropods, and pelecypods dominate the fauna, and sharks are common.
These carbonate rocks formed during the maximum transgression of sea in Early Frasnian time and are rich in fauna (brachiopods, pelecypods, gastropods, cephalaspods, corals, stromatoporoids, stromatolites, oncoids and fishes; Sorokin 1978; Stinkulis 1998).
squalida living in Bahia de La Paz and Bahia Magdalena displays casual or accidental hermaphroditism, with this type of sexuality being the most common one among pelecypods.
A quantitative study of phagocytosis by hemolymph cells of the pelecypods Crassostrea virginica and Mercenaria mercenaria.
According to Coe's report Coe (1943), hermaphroditic conditions in pelecypods were divided into four categories, according to the sequence of reproductive events: (1) functional hermaphroditism (eggs and sperm produced simultaneously), which can be subdivided: (a) normal (typically in monoecious species) and (b) abnormal or accidental (typically in dioecious species) hermaphroditism; (2) Consecutive sexuality (single sex-reversal, usually protandrous); (3) rhythmical sexuality (>1 sex-reversal, usually protandrous); and (4) alternative sexuality (adults function seasonally as separate sexes).
The organic content of shells and soft tissues of selected estuarine gastropods and pelecypods.