Page 1

Title: Marine/Saltwater Invertebrates

Species #: 120

Common Name: Cherry Stone Clam Scientific Name: Mercenaria mercenaria Kingdom: Animalia Class: Bivalvia Family:

Phylum: Mollusca Order:

Veneroida

Veneridae

Geography / Habitat: intertidal zones down to 10m, mud flats and sand flats, east coast of North America Life Strategy: high density spawning, males and females all release gametes together, eggs become trocophore larvae first

Food / Feed Strategy: suspension feeder, eats plankton by filtering water

• • • •

Body Form or Style: Shelled gastropod Swim / Locomotion Style: Foot Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Hard Clam." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_clam>

20 Cherry Stone Clam  

Geography / Habitat: intertidal zones down to 10m, mud flats and sand flats, east coast of North America Life Strategy: high density spawnin...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you