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Nuttallia obscurata is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Psammobiidae. Easily recognized by the dark mahogany brown and purple colors.
Spotted at Dash Point State Park beach at low tide where a fresh water creek flows into Puget Sound, which is typical for this clam. Native to Japan.
An introduced species from Asia and considered invasive in Washington state.
Spotted on Mar 9, 2019
Submitted on Mar 10, 2019