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Atrina rigida

the
Penn Shell
American Stiff Pen shell Clam
Classification:
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Pterioida
Family: Pinnidae
Scientific name: Atrina rigida
Close The American Stiff Pen shell Clam
Relatives of The bivalve shell is
cover the right and left

the Pen sides of the animal.


The shell is attached

shell clams dorsally and open


ventrally. The two

are : Periwinkle, valves of the bivalves


are usually similar or
equal in size. They
and blood ark,
have two muscles that
are called the
adductors. They are
To see a picture and there to let the shell
more information on the close rapidly and
tightly. In the shell
pen shell clam go here there is the mantle
which is the fleshy later
of tissue. The bivalves
have two tubes that are
called siphons that are
at the rear end. They
take in the

Some interesting
facts on the stiff
pen shell clam is
that it makes
fleece from its and