Clam
(Venus mercenaria)

Kingdom: Animalia

     Phylum:
Mollusca

          Class:
Pelecypoda

               Order:
Eulamellibranchia

                    Family:
Veneridae

                         Genus:
Venus

                              Species:
mercenaria
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external features


external features


inner surface of
the left valve


foot (close up)


left valve removed


siphons (close up)


internal features
(close up)


internal features

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Last updated: 11/15/99 caf/cac