American Bittersweet Clam

(DeFrance, 1826)

Glycymeris americana

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Arcida

Glycymerididae

Glycymerididae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 173684

Shell Information

Length (mm): 90

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

North Carolina to Gulf of Mexico

0 to 49 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Make shallow burrows in course sand

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Glycymeris americana (DeFrance, 1826). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420727 on 2021-07-20

Mikkelsen, P. M., & Bieler, R. (28). Seashells of southern Florida: Living marine mollusks of the Florida keys and Adjacent REGIONS, bivalves. Princeton: Princeton University Press.