> Mya arenaria
Mya arenaria (Clam; Gaper; Long clam; Longneck; Mananose; Old maid; Sandgaper; Soft clam; Soft-shell clam; softshell; softshell clam; Almeja de can; Almeja de río; Bec de jars; Cappa molle; Clame da areia; Clauque; Große Sandklaffmuschel; Grote strandgaper; Mye; Sandklaffmuschel; Sandmuschel; Sandmusling; Schlickauster; Strandauster)
Synonyms: Mya acuta; Mya acuta mercenaria; Mya alba; Mya communis; Mya corpulenta; Mya declivis; Mya elongata; Mya hemphilli; Mya japonica; Mya lata; Mya oonogai; Sphenia ovoidea
Soft-shell clams, scientific name Mya arenaria, popularly called "steamers", "softshells", "longnecks", "piss clams", "Ipswich clams", or "Essex clams" are a species of edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Myidae. These clams live buried in the mud on tidal mudflats. They are well known as a food item on the coast of New England in the Western Atlantic Ocean, however the range extends much farther north to Canada and south to the Southern states.
Mya arenaria (soft shell clam) has a large global distribution, largely due to its adaptability to varying environments. Impacts of Mya arenaria range from habitat alteration to massive bioaccumulation.
East Pacific; North America; Western Atlantic Ocean;
SPA Pommersche Bucht
Species recognized by , 21-Dec-2004, WoRMS Mollusca: World Marine Mollusca database in
Attributes / relations provided by ♦ 1Energy flow of a boreal intertidal ecosystem, the Sylt-Rømø Bight
, Dan Baird, Harald Asmus, Ragnhild Asmus, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 279: 4561, 2004 ♦ 2
Food Web Relationships of Northern Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca : a Synthesis of the Available Knowledge, Charles A. Simenstad, Bruce S. Miller, Carl F. Nyblade, Kathleen Thornburgh, and Lewis J. Bledsoe, EPA-600 7-29-259 September 1979 ♦ 3
Elner, R. W. (1981). Diet of green crab Carcinus maenas (L.) from Port Hebert, southwestern Nova Scotia., 1(1), 89-94. ♦ 4Diet and food preferences of the adult horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus in Delaware Bay, New Jersey, USA
, M. L. Botton, Marine Biology 81, 199-207 (1984)
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