brachiopod

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brachiopod

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lamp shell

any marine invertebrate animal of the phylum Brachiopoda. They were the dominant marine forms of PALAEOZOIC and MESOZOIC times and a few species survive. See BIVALVE.
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In this study we followed Cutler (1994) and Emig (1983, 1997) morphological criteria for the identification of the peanut worms as Sipunculus nudus and Apionsoma trichocephalus, and the lamp shells as Glottidia audebarti and G.
Thus, abundances of lamp shells for 1984-1987 are reported as Brachiopoda in Fig.
The peanut worm coexists at Cocorocas with the lamp shells and the small razor clam T.