- turquoise color
- rough texture
- spyrole shell
- pointy tip
- wai opae tide pool
- 1 foot deep
- lava rock
- about an inch
Continued small mop of embryos collected in dredge by RV Gemma.
I'd be interested in input on this. I've heard there is some dispute on whether we have other Spisula here (sayi??) and it seems to me the clams we get here are different from those we get in Menemsha on the Vineyard. Specifically, I never see the really large individuals with the black peristracum in these more local specimens. They tend to be smaller with these very clean shells. Just a thought. See additional photos of the dredge contents. Lots of Spisula shell.
Many small specimens, some empty and some containing Pagurus pollicaris. Bad shot for diagnosis.
The molluscs or mollusks/ˈmɒləsks/, compose the large phylum of invertebrate animals known as the phylum Mollusca. Around 85,000 extant species of molluscs are recognized. Molluscs are the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all the named marine organisms. Numerous molluscs also live in freshwater and terrestrial habitats. They are highly diverse, not only in size and in anatomical structure, but also in behaviour and in habitat. The phylum is typically divided into 9 or 10...