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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. Individuals can grow to 170 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • 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