Blood Ark

(Bruguiere, 1789)

Lunarca ovalis

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Arcida

Arcidae

Arcidae

Shell Information

Length (mm): 35-56

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Massachusetts to the Caribbean Sea

0 to 11 meters

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Shallow water with sand substrate

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Lunarca ovalis (Brugui?re, 1789). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=420721 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.