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How Does the Clam Feed?
The semi-diagrammatic illustration at the left is taken from Lankester's detailed pencil drawing done in the last century. It shows a dense arrangement of gill filaments, which in clams like the Venus clam here shown are grouped into similar, multiple folds.
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