West Atlantic Surf Clam

(Dillwyn, 1817)

Spisula solidissima

Class:

Order:

Family:

Bivalvia

Venerida

Mactridae

Mactridae

Image Voucher: 

ANSP 398122

Shell Information

Length (mm): 178

N/A

Chirality:

Description:

Ecological Information

Distribution:

Depth (m):

Nova Scotia to South Carolina

Diet:

Suspension feeder

Habitat:

Marine; Moderately shallow water

Misc. Facts

Citations

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Spisula solidissima (Dillwyn, 1817). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=156996 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.

Rosenberg, G. 2009. Malacolog 4.1.1: A Database of Western Atlantic Marine Mollusca. [WWW database (version 4.1.1)] URL http://www.malacolog.org/