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Argopecten Irradians
2013-04-16 19:20:32

Argopecten irradians, previously classified as Aequipecten irradians, also known as Atlantic bay scallop or bay scallop, is an edible species of saltwater clam, a scallop, and a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Pectinidae. This species has five subspecies: A. I. amplicostatus, A. I. concentric us, A. I. arradians, A. I. sablensis, and A. I. taylorae. Image Caption: A live...

The Flame Shell Limaria hians
2013-04-16 18:59:32

The Flame Shell, Limaria hians, is a species of small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Limidae. The flame shell looks a lot like a scallop with a bright orange fringe of filaments emerging from between the valve of its shell. The bivalves fashion a felt-lined nest by making sticky threads which bind stones and pieces of shell debris. This shell is...

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.