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Mantle


The brightly coloured Mantle on this Giant Clam protects it from sunlight.
The brightly coloured Mantle on this
Giant Clam protects it from sunlight.


The Mantle is part of the anatomy of molluscs. It is an outer fold of skin that covers the mantle cavity.


In some species of molluscs the mantle secretes calcium carbonate and conchiolin, which creates a shell.


Associated Terms: Pallium, Pallial


Also see:
Mantle Cavity

 


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