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Propeller Clam discovered by sam (#4682)

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Sighting Info

Observed: September 9, 2014 @ 4:48 PM
Posted on: September 25, 2014 @ 9:11 PM (diff: 16 days)
these Clams?, were eaten by a large Cod, not really big, about 30 lb. it was in the stomach .

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By Lessa on 9/25/2014 9:57:55 PM

Can you show what the outer shells look like?

By Tclenche on 9/25/2014 10:40:08 PM

not sure, but it looks like Propeller clams to me. would need several more views to be sure.

By sam on 9/26/2014 8:32:57 PM

Sorry, Tom, I neglected to take pics of the shell. After I discarded the clam I realized I should've. however the shells were black and light around the edges. If I get another one I will take more pics , and the clams were dead I could've kept them and cleaned them .

By Tclenche on 9/26/2014 9:36:48 PM

given the limited views, what I saw fits the propeller clam. I have several in my collection, and all came from fish stomachs

By sam on 9/27/2014 12:23:10 PM

Thanks, Tom. that name suits fine. I have no other suggestions. I've gotten many shells like that snagged in my gill nets, but they were all empty. always wondered why I didn't get a live one. still do!

By Tclenche on 9/27/2014 12:27:09 PM

lots of critters love to eat shellfish. starfish feed on clams and mussels, moon snails feed on them as well. lots of fish also love a tasty mollusk for lunch, especially the bottom feeders like flounder, cod and wolf fish. I have gotten many beautiful shells from flounder stomachs before the moratorium

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