Conchifera

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Conchifera
Giant clam or Tridacna gigas.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Subphylum: Conchifera
Gegenbaur, 1878 [1]
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Conchifera is a taxonomic term. It is a subphylum of the phylum Mollusca. It comprises all of the shell-bearing classes of molluscs, including the snails, clams, tusk shells, ammonites, monoplacophorans, and so on. The other one is Aculifera.

This taxonomic term is used mostly by paleontologists, and not by scientists who study the living mollusca.

Classes[edit]

Classes within the Conchifera include:

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