One of the Brachiopoda, or its shell.
Brachiopod - Any marine, bivalve animal having shells unequal in size and shape.
(bra'-chi-o-pod) Any marine invertebrate belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda, and characterized by two bilaterally symmetrical (i.e.: both sides the same size and shape) valves. Brachiopods most often attach themselves to a substrate, but may also be free.
A mollusk-like marine animal, phylum Brachiopoda . These animals have hard dorsal and ventral shells, resemble clams and feed by means of a lophophore. They are represented by 30,000 extinct species and 250 living species.
Any marine invertebrate belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda, characterized by two bilaterally symmetrical valves that are commonly attached to a substratum but may also be free.
marine animal with bivalve shell having a pair of arms bearing tentacles for capturing food; found worldwide
of or belonging to the phylum Brachiopoda
an organism having bivalve dorsal and ventral shells enclosing a pair of tentacled, arm like structures that are used to sweep minute food particles into the mouth
A marine invertebrate with a shell that superficially resembles that of a clam. The shell consists of two valves that are each bilaterally symmetrical. Unlike the shells of most clams, each valve is not the mirror image of the other.
An invertebrate sea animal that has two valves that are not close copies of one another.
Bivalved (clam-like) organism which is actually quite different from a clam. They are very abundant fossils in Paleozoic marine rocks (Image).
A group of sea animals with hinged half shells and a soft body.
Commonly known as "lamp shells," these marine invertebrates resemble bivalve mollusks because of their hinged shells. Brachiopods were at their greatest abundance during the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras.
Marine, shallow-water invertebrate with bivalve shells similar to mollusks and plentiful in the Paleozoic [LCOTE
a kind of bivalved animal which possesses a lophophore‹a folded, often horseshoe-shaped feeding structure that encircles the mouth and bears ciliated tentacles. Despite the common possession of a bivalved shell, brachiopods are unrelated to clams and their relatives.
Brachiopods (from Latin bracchium, arm + New Latin -poda, foot) are a phylum of animals. Also known as lamp shells or Brachiopoda, they are sessile, two-shelled, marine animals with an external morphology resembling pelecypod mollusks (i.e. "clams") of phylum Mollusca to which they are not closely related. On July 16, 1986, the Kentucky State Legislature designated the brachiopod to be the Kentucky state fossil.