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(From Balfour.) Both figures represent the glochidium stage.
The glochidium quits the gillpouch of its parent and swims by alternate opening and shutting of the valves of its shell, as do adult Pecten and Lima, trailing at the same time a long byssus thread.
The glochidium is formed by the precocious development of the anterior adductor and the retardation of all the other organs except the shell.
Pallial suture and no siphons; freshwater; larva a glochidium.