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Pacific Razor-Clam (Siliqua patula), Pillar Point Tide Pools 2014
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Profile lexID: 10580 AphiaID: 536684 Scientific: Siliqua patula German: Rasiermesser-Muschel English: Pacific Razor Clam, Northern Razor Category: Muslinger Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Adapedonta (Order) > Pharidae (Family) > Siliqua (Genus) > patula (Species) Initial determination: (Dixon, ), 1789 Occurrence: Alaska, Aleuterne, Californiske golf, Canada, USA Sea depth: 1 - 55 Meter Size: bis zu 17cm Temperature: 5°C - 24°C Food: Foder specialist, Plankton Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at: Catalog of Life
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Siliqua patula (Dixon, 1789)
Pacific Razor Clam
The long, narrow shell S. patula may attain a length greater than 7 inches. In very young specimens, the periostracum, or outermost tissue-like layer of the shell, is brown. It gradually becomes yellowish-brown in medium-sized animals and changes again to brown with age.
Razor clams feed primarily on one type of plankton.
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Mollusca (Phylum) > Bivalvia (Class) > Heterodonta (Subclass) > Euheterodonta (Infraclass) > Imparidentia (Superorder) > Adapedonta (Order) > Solenoidea (Superfamily) > Pharidae (Family) >Siliqua (Genus) > Siliqua patula (Species)
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