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

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Recent observations

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What

Cockscomb Oyster Lopha cristagalli

Observer

maractwin

Date

January 29, 2016 06:30 PM PGT

Photos / Sounds

Observer

finatic

Date

February 6, 2016 04:21 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Clear Jewel Box Chama arcana

Observer

finatic

Date

February 6, 2016 03:55 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

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What

California Mussel Mytilus californianus

Observer

finatic

Date

February 6, 2016 01:36 PM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

What

Cockles Family Cardiidae

Observer

memopob

Date

February 12, 2016

Description

This has all the appearances of being P. pulchellum, however living specimens only reach half this size, maxing out at 28mm.

Rock series appears to be Miocene.

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What

Sawtooth Pen Shell Atrina serrata

Observer

setibarbara

Date

January 28, 2016

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What

Bivalves Class Bivalvia

Date

July 27, 2015 05:47 PM MYT

Description

A cluster of black bivalves, next to a much larger cluster of pinkish oysters.

The oyster observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2669740

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Photos / Sounds

What

True Oysters Family Ostreidae

Date

July 27, 2015 05:47 PM MYT

Description

Large cluster of oysters. Every leg of the main jetty that was underwater in high tide was covered in these. It seems some of their shells are a bit cracked to reveal yellow flesh.

A smaller, black cluster of other bivalves was also adjacent to this patch; their observation is https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/2669743

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Observer

pintail

Date

February 11, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

pintail

Date

February 11, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

pintail

Date

February 11, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

Blue Mussel Mytilus edulis

Observer

pintail

Date

February 11, 2016
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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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