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Solecurtus strigilatus: a jet-propelled burrowing bivalve
Bromley, R.G.; Asgaard, U. (1990). Solecurtus strigilatus: a jet-propelled burrowing bivalve, in: Morton, B. (Ed.) The Bivalvia: Proceedings of a Memorial Symposium in honour of Sir Charles Maurice Yonge (1899-1986) at the 9th International Malacological Congress, 1986, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. pp. 313-320
In: Morton, B. (Ed.) (1990). The Bivalvia: Proceedings of a Memorial Symposium in honour of Sir Charles Maurice Yonge (1899-1986) at the 9th International Malacological Congress, 1986, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Hong Kong University Press: Hong Kong. ISBN 962-209-273-X. 355 pp., more

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  • Bromley, R.G.
  • Asgaard, U.

Abstract
    The digging cycle of Solecurtus strigilatus involves five phases, culminating in the powerful injection of a narrow jet of water into the sediment around the active foot. The animal burrows deeply into the sea floor and avoids capture by rapid escape burrowing to over 50 cm deep. The established burrow is Y-shaped, the gradual shifting of which produces an oblique, laminated structure equivalent to the sprite trace fossil Teichichnus.

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