Translation of bivalve in Spanish:


bivalvo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈbaɪˌvælv/ /ˈbʌɪvalv/


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    bivalvo masculine
    molusco bivalvo masculine
    • Shell fragments of bivalves and gastropods are common in Neogene shallow-water deposits.
    • Some sponges bore into the shells of bivalves, gastropods, and the colonial skeletons of corals by slowly etching away chips of calcareous material.
    • Based on gastropods, bivalves, and planktonic foraminifera, Kilmer assigned this formation to the Turonian.
    • Most shells were bivalves, especially clams and some mussels.
    • Many bivalves and brachiopods possess multilayered shells.
    • Many modern gastropods and bivalves respond to increased temperature by increasing both shell and soft tissue growth rates.
    • As in most bivalves, the shell is composed of three layers: the periostracum, the prismatic layer, and the nacre.
    • It was thought that this behavior was an adaptation for desiccation resistance analogous to the closed shells of bivalves.
    • Finally, there was disagreement over how many major subdivisions were recognized within the bivalves.
    • Mussels, like other bivalves, obtain all their nutrients - including iron - by filtering them from the water.
    • There is no evidence for trans-Panthalassan dispersal of bivalves in low latitudes within the interval of Ladinian coral beds.
    • Freshwater bivalves, snails, and branchiopod Crustacea were common.
    • Many bivalves (such as clams or oysters) are used as food in places all over the world.
    • Both species of crayfish readily ate native bivalves.
    • However, early calapids in the Cretaceous were smaller in size and are not considered as major predators of bivalves and gastropods.
    • This pattern was documented for both bivalves and gastropods and continued from the mid to late Paleocene until the early Eocene.
    • Notable is the relative rarity of bivalves and gastropods, consistent with a deeper water environment.
    • Despite their unusual features, it is generally believed that the closest relatives of scaphopods are the bivalves.
    • Marine invertebrates include ammonites, echinoderms, bivalves and crustaceans, but infaunal elements are rare.
    • A bivalve closes its shells by contracting its powerful adductor muscles.