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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Future exploitation of populations of lamp shells in the Gulf of Nicoya may be expected, and management policies are urgently needed to prevent future overfishing of these species.