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Leukoma staminea (Pacific littleneck)

Synonyms: Chione ruderata; Paphia staminea; Paphia staminea subsp. orbella; Paphia staminea var. sulculosa; Protothaca grewingkii; Protothaca staminea; Tapes diversa; Tapes tumida; Venerupis petiti; Venus ampliata; Venus conradi; Venus mundulus; Venus pectunculoides; Venus rigida; Venus staminea

Wikipedia Abstract

Leukoma staminea, common name the Pacific littleneck clam, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae. This species of mollusc was exploited by early humans in North America; for example, the Chumash peoples of Central California harvested these clams in Morro Bay approximately 1,000 years ago.
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Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Catatropis johnstoni[1]
Euhaplorchis californiensis[1]
Himasthla rhigedana[1]
Hysterolecitha trilocalis[1]
Mesostephanus appendiculatus[1]
Parorchis acanthus[1]
Phocitremoides ovale[1]
Pygidiopsoides spindalis[1]
Renicola buchanani[1]
Renicola cerithidicola[1]
Stictodora hancocki[1]

Predators

Anthopleura xanthogrammica (giant green anemone)[1]
Clangula hyemalis (Oldsquaw)[2]
Enhydra lutris (Sea Otter)[1]
Enteroctopus dofleini (North Pacific giant octopus)[3]
Haematopus bachmani (Black Oystercatcher)[1]
Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle)[1]
Homo sapiens (man)[1]
Larus glaucescens (Glaucous-winged Gull)[1]
Leptocottus armatus (Cabezon)[1]
Melanitta fusca (White-winged Scoter)[1]
Melanitta fusca deglandi (American white-winged scoter)[2]
Melanitta perspicillata (Surf Scoter)[1]
Octopus bimaculatus (california two-spot octopus)[3]
Octopus bimaculoides (California two-spot octopus)[3]
Pycnopodia helianthoides (Sunflower sea star)[1]
Tringa semipalmata (Willet)[4]

Distribution

East Pacific; North America;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Winter feeding ecology and trophic relationships of Oldsquaws and White-winged Scoters on Kachemak Bay, Alaska, Gerald A. Sanger and Robert D. Jones, Jr., Canadian Wildlife Service, 1984
3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
4FEEDING BEHAVIOR AND DIET OF THE LONG-BILLED CURLEW AND WILLET, LYNNE E. STENZEL, HARRIET R. HUBER, AND GARY W. PAGE, THE WILSON BULLETIN - Vol. 88, No. 2, June 1976
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