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Soft Shelled Clam

Mya arenaria Linnaeus 1758

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Mya arenaria (Soft Shelled Clam) is a species of mussels in the family softshell clam. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is native to South Korea, Japan, North West Atlantic, and Canada. Soft Shelled Clam form shallow marine sediments. It is a suspension feeder. Individuals can grow to 34 g. Soft Shelled Clam has sexual reproduction. It is a sessile animal.

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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 Soft shelled clam. View this species on GBIF