Amethyst Gem Clam

(Totten, 1834)

Gemma gemma

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Venerida

Veneridae

Veneridae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 5

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Nova Scotia to the Guld of Mexico

0 to 11 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Gemma gemma (Totten, 1834). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156803 on 2021-06-10

Morris, P. A. (1987). A field guide to shells: Atlantic and Gulf coasts and the West Indies (3rd ed.). Houghton Mifflin.