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Katadesmia polita (Verrill & Bush 1898)


Katadesmia polita is a species of mussels in the family Malletiidae. They are detritivores. Individuals can grow to 24.5 mm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Katadesmia polita (Verrill & Bush 1898). View this species on GBIF