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Geoduck clam

Panopea generosa

Description:

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

Habitat:

native to northwestern United States

Notes:

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

No species ID suggestions

3 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 a year 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: http://animals.howstuffworks.com/marine-...

Angel Starlet
Angel Starlet a year 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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