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  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • šuɁwé∙k
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 雙殼綱
  • Japanese
    • 二枚貝綱
  • Persian
    • تبرپایان
    • دوکفه ای ها
  • German
    • Muscheln
  • Scientific Names
    • Bivalvia
  • English
    • Bivalves
    • Bivalve Shell
  • Spanish
    • Almejas, ostiones y parientes
  • Portuguese
    • Bivalves

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Atlantic surf clam Spisula solidissima

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 1, 2015

Description

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.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

guevara-medina

Date

August 21, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

deneb16

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Estaba dentro de una roca

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Giant Rock Scallop Crassadoma gigantea

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Kelp Scallop Leptopecten latiauratus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

No nifty white stripes, but seems offset like the ones with stripes... also on kelp with the others.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Kelp Scallop Leptopecten latiauratus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 31, 2015

Photos / Sounds

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What

Blood Ark Anadara ovalis

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Commonly caught in scallop dredge. Numerous specimens today (~10)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horsemussels Genus Modiolus

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Numerous specimens collected.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Atlantic bay scallop Argopecten irradians

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Collected 5-7 specimens via single tow (20 min) scallop dredge.

Photos / Sounds

What

Transverse Ark Clam Anadara transversa

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

This species is often found inside empty clam shells; often right at the hinge. Collected via scallop dredge.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Several specimens attached to a Spisula shell and being encrusted by Didemnum. Collected by scallop dredge.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Jingle Anomia simplex

Observer

dremsen

Date

August 31, 2015

Description

Several specimens attached to a Spisula shell and being encrusted by Didemnum. Collected by scallop dredge.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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