Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 23:04:29 -0400
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From: Peggy Williams <peggy@SHELLTRIPS.COM>
Subject: Re: anomia simplex (jingle shells)
The right valve has a large hole to accommodate the byssal stalk,
making the valve weak and easily broken.
On Oct 5, 2009, at 8:33 PM, Paul Monfils wrote:
> presumably because the right valve remains stuck on the tough byssal
> stalk after the animal dies and is thereby unable to wash ashore.
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