Biology Bulletin

, Volume 40, Issue 5, pp 488–491 | Cite as

A lengthy discussion concerning the composition of the genus Margaritifera Schum., 1915 (Mollusca, Bivalvia)

  • V. V. Bogatov


The arguments given by Bolotov et al. (Ivz. Ross. Akad. Nauk, Ser. Biol., 2013, no. 2, pp. 245–256) were shown to be invalid because the allometric growth of mollusks was not taken into account.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biology and Soil Science, Far East BranchRussian Academy of SciencesVladivostokRussia

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