Dilemma (bivalve)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Anomalodesmata
Order: Pholadomyoida
Family: Poromyidae
Genus: Dilemma
Leal, 2008

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Dilemma is a genus of marine bivalves of the family Poromyidae. The genus is remarkable for encompassing predators of isopods and ostracods, unusual for sessile molluscs.[1]



  1. ^ Leal J. H. (2008). "A remarkable new genus of carnivorous, sessile bivalves (Mollusca: Anomalodesmata: Poromyidae) with descriptions of two new species". Zootaxa 1764: 1–18. PDF fulltext.
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  • Sasaki T. & Leal J. H. (2008). "Dilemma japonicum new species (Bivalvia: Anomalodesmata: Poromyidae): A new record of the genus from the Northwest Pacific". The Nautilus 122: 166-170. PDF fulltext.