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Trochoidea Rafinesque 1815

    locomotion

  • mucus mediated gliding
    • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/mucus_gliding
    • Definition: muscular waves propelling an animal over a mucus layer overlaying the substrate; alternating regions of muscular contraction and expansion create traveling waves that shear the mucus, resulting in translation of the animal.
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