Ocean Quahog

Schumacher, 1817

Arctica islanica

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Venerida

Arcticidae

Arcticidae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 298309

Shell Information

Length (mm): 102

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Arctic Ocean to North Carolina

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Moderately deep water

Misc. Facts

This animal has a very long life span with some Ocean Quahogs reportedly living to over 200 years old!

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Arctica Schumacher, 1817. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=137675 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.