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Saxidomus nuttalli (California butterclam; washington clam)

Synonyms: Saxidomus arata; Saxidomus aratus; Saxidomus nuttalli subsp. latus; Saxidomus squalidus; Tapes gracilis

Wikipedia Abstract

Saxidomus nuttalli is a species of large edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the venus clams. Common names include California butterclam and Washington clam. This clam is native to the west coast of North America, its distribution extending from northern California to Baja California. This is a commercially exploited species that attains a length of approximately 15 cm.
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Prey / Diet


Saxidomus nuttalli (California butterclam)[1]


East Pacific; North America;

External References



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.
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