Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Growth allometry in a bivalve Anadara diluvii (Lamarck) from the Badenian (Miocene) Korytnica Clays, Poland

Antoni Hoffman

Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 23 (1), 1978: 41-49

In Anadara diluvii from the Badenian (Miocene) Korytnica Clays, Poland, an allometry occurs in the growth of both the ligament and adductor muscles. In case of the ligament growth, the allometry was necessitated by duplivincular nature of the ligament itself and the endobyssate semi-infaunal mode of life. The low rate of juvenile adductor growth was extorted by some functional need§ removed in the adults.

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