Traits:Glochidium

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Glochidium

Glochidium: specialist larval form in some freshwater bivalves, characterized by a bivalve shell, with or with a pair of hooks, and a long adhesive thread or tentacle. It lives as a temporary parasite on the gills or fins or fish (Stachowitsch, 1992)




References: 
  • Stachowitsch, M., 1992. The invertebrates: an illustrated glossary. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.



Definition specific to species of freshwater mussels of the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae.





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specialist larval form in some freshwater bivalves, characterized by a bivalve shell, with or with a pair of hooks, and a long adhesive thread or tentacle. It lives as a temporary parasite on the gills or fins of fish (Stachowitsch, 1992) +
Definition specific to species of freshwater mussels of the families Unionidae and Margaritiferidae. +
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Stachowitsch, M., 1992. The invertebrates: an illustrated glossary. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. +
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