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Hard Clam

Mercenaria mercenaria (Linnaeus 1758)

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Mercenaria mercenaria (Hard Clam) is a species of mussels in the family venus clams. They are native to Atlantic Ocean. Dead Hard Clam form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 170 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of hard clam. View this species on GBIF