Adaptions of brachiopods

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Features of brachiopods in turbulent water
Large pedicle opening, strongly ribbed valves, folded/zig zag margin, thick/heavy shell
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Example of brachiopod that lives in turbulent water
Rhychonellid
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Features of brachiopods in quiet water
Median fold and sulcus, extension of valves to form wings, smooth/weakly ribbed valves, no pedicle opening
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Example of brachiopod that lives in quiet water
Spiriferid
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Features of brachiopod that lives in soft, muddy substrate
Valves flat with large resting area, one margin of the shell may be turned upwards
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Example of brachiopod that lives in soft, muddy substrate
Productid
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Features of Terebratula
Pedicle opening, no ribs/growth lines, smooth/streamlined, folded margin
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Example of brachiopod that lives in turbulent water

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