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English translation: operculate snail

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Catalan term or phrase:caragol operculat
English translation:operculate snail
Entered by: Lavinia Pirlog
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21:50 Jan 11, 2003
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
/ snails
Catalan term or phrase: caragol operculat
Els invertebrats són els veritables pobladors del planeta Terra i, és clar, també de les Illes Balears. Molts d'ells són endèmics, això és que només viuen a les Illes Balears. Això passa amb molts de caragols terrestres, com el caragol de serp o el caragol operculat.

Thank you,
Tweety
Lavinia Pirlog
Romania
Local time: 16:34
Operculate snail
Explanation:
that is, they have an operculum (pl. opercula), a "plug at the anterior end of some tube-dwellers which blocks the tube opening when the worm retracts".
Below a great link including pictures of the "opers".
Tweeting cheers
Paul :-)


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Note added at 2003-01-12 02:13:17 (GMT)
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More from: www.state.ia.us/dnr/organiza/ fwb/fish/educat/opsnails.pdf

\"Operculate snails representative specimens
Kingdom: Animalia
Division/Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Features
An operculate snail has an asymmetrical body with a
spiral shell. Its muscular foot is used for movement. A
small plate on the upper side of the foot can be used
to seal the shell when the snail\'s body is drawn inside.
An operculate snail breathes with internal gills. It has
two eyes, each at the base of a sensory stalk. The
mantle secretes the shell.\"
:-)
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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 15:34
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Operculate snail


Explanation:
that is, they have an operculum (pl. opercula), a "plug at the anterior end of some tube-dwellers which blocks the tube opening when the worm retracts".
Below a great link including pictures of the "opers".
Tweeting cheers
Paul :-)


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Note added at 2003-01-12 02:13:17 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

More from: www.state.ia.us/dnr/organiza/ fwb/fish/educat/opsnails.pdf

\"Operculate snails representative specimens
Kingdom: Animalia
Division/Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
Features
An operculate snail has an asymmetrical body with a
spiral shell. Its muscular foot is used for movement. A
small plate on the upper side of the foot can be used
to seal the shell when the snail\'s body is drawn inside.
An operculate snail breathes with internal gills. It has
two eyes, each at the base of a sensory stalk. The
mantle secretes the shell.\"
:-)


    Reference: http://nighthawk.tricity.wsu.edu/museum/ArcherdShellCollecti...
xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 15:34
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 184

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