Arctica islandica (Linnaeus, 1767)

Black Clam, Ocean Quahog

CLASSIFICATION

Main Group: Animal

Sublevel 1: Non-chordate Invertebrate

Sublevel 2: Invertebrate with bilateral symmetry

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Phylum: Mollusca

Class: Bivalvia

Order: Veneroida

Family: Arcticidae

Genus: Arctica

Species: Arctica islandica

STATUS IN NEW ENGLAND

Origin: Native

Invasive, Pest, or Pathogen?: No

Rarity Designations:
RI WAP (2015) - SGCN

BIOLOGY/ECOLOGY

Feeding Type: Heterotroph

HABITAT

ASSOCIATED SPECIES

PHOTOS OF Arctica islandica

PHOTOS OF SPECIES ASSOCIATIONS