shipworm

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shipworm

any marine bivalve mollusc such as Teredo, that bores into woodwork by rotary action of the two shell valves and swallows the sawdust, which is then attacked by special enzymes that make possible the digestion of cellulose.
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Additional blocks were suspended for four months in order for the pallets, the identifying systematic character, of the bivalve Family Teredinidae, to mature.
Turner, A Survey and Illustrated Catalogue of the Teredinidae (Cambridge: Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1966).
Palabras clave: Teredinidae, Pholadidae, perforadores de madera, biodeterioro, biodestruccion.
Sphaeroma terebrans Bate is common to both sites, as are teredinids, although possible species differences within the Teredinidae have not been surveyed.
Taxa / familia Especie MOLUSCOS Mytilidae Brachiodontes exustus Isognomonidae Isognomon alatus Ostreidae Crassostrea rhizophorae Corbiculidae Polymesoda arctata Dreissenidae Mytilopsis sallei Teredinidae Bankia sp.
The majority of about 89 species reported in the class Bivalvia, exception for Pectinidae and Teredinidae, had mostly metacentric and submetacentric chromosomes.
In 1973 Popham and Dixon (Popham and Dickson, 1973) demonstrated the presence of endosymbiotic bacteria in the gills of wood-boring bivalves of the family Teredinidae, commonly known as shipworms.