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Little-necked Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria)
Subject: Little-necked Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria)
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Little-necked Clam (Mercenaria mercenaria)

Plate 256. The Quahaug or Little-necked Clam. The Gaper Clam.

Image ID: figb0527, Historic NMFS Collection

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The hard clam or quahog, Mercenaria mercenaria is a bivalve mollusc native to the eastern shores of North America, from Prince Edward Island to the Yucat??n Peninsula. Older sources may give it the systematic name Venus mercenaria. It is one of many unrelated bivalves referred to as clams.

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