Verry abundant little cockle.
Being cultured at IGaFA, a technichal school for aquaculture in Galicia, Spain.
This particular quahog is one I saw a herring gull break open by dropping it about 30 times on the breakwater. The breakwater was littered with quahog shell pieces indicating that the gulls eat a fair number of them.
Bivalvia is a class of marine and freshwater molluscs with laterally compressed bodies enclosed by a shell in two hinged parts. Bivalves include clams, oysters, mussels, scallops, and numerous other families of shells. The majority are filter feeders and have no head or radula. The gills have evolved into ctenidia, specialised organs for feeding and breathing. Most bivalves bury themselves in sediment on the seabed, where they are safe from predation. Others lie on the sea...