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Geoduck clam

Panopea generosa


shell approx. 6 inches long; siphon approx. 12 inches


native to northwestern United States


This clam was purchased in Seattle, Washington, and flown to Florida by friends visiting the area.

No species ID suggestions


auntnance123 5 years ago

That 'thing' is a pair of siphons that draw water containing food and oxygen into the clam and then expel the filtered.water. Here's an explanation:

Angel Starlet
Angel Starlet 5 years ago

What is that thing sticking out of its mouth

What a fun gift :) I was wondering if you dug it up yourself when I first saw the image. I think these are the strangest clams!

Florida, USA

Lat: 28.43, Long: -80.76

Spotted on Aug 11, 2012
Submitted on Aug 12, 2012

Spotted for mission


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