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Atrina
rigida

the
PENN SHELL
American
Stiff
Pen
shell
Clam
Classi:ication:

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum:
Mollusca
Class:
Bivalvia
Order:
Pterioida
Close Relatives of the Family:
Pinnidae
Scienti:ic
name:
Atrina
rigida
Pen shell clams are : THE AMERICAN STIFF PEN SHELL CLAM
Periwinkle,
and
blood
ark,
The
bivalve
shell
is
cover
 the
neck.
The
Stiff
Pen

the
right
and
left
sides
of
 shell
lives
in
the
soft

the
animal.
The
shell
is
 bottoms
of
an
ocean
in

To
see
a
picture
and
more

attached
dorsally
and
open
 shallow
water.
They
burry

information
on
the
pen
shell
 ventrally.
The
two
valves
of
 themselves
and
the

clam
go
here the
bivalves
are
usually
 majority
of
the
shell
is

similar
or
equal
in
size.
 buried
pint
down.

It
is
a

They
have
two
muscles
that
 :ilter
feeder
which
is
when

are
called
the
adductors.
 it
takes
in
water
and

They
are
there
to
let
the
 nourishment
by
the
gap

shell
close
rapidly
and
 between
the
valves.
An

tightly.
In
the
shell
there
is
 example
of
adaption
that

the
mantle
which
is
the
 the
pen
shell
includes
that

:leshy
later
of
tissue.
The
 the
shell
protects
it.

The

bivalves
have
two
tubes
 Stiff
pen
shell
reproduces
that
are
called
siphons
that
 
by
gonochorism
which
is
a

are
at
the
rear
end.
They
 unisexualism
which
has
two

take
in
the
oxygenated
 distinct
sexes
in
the

water
and
food.
The
 reproduction.
tubes
are
connected
at


Some
interesting
facts
 edible.

The
Stiff
Pen

on
the
stiff
pen
shell
 Shell
clam
:ilter
out

clam
is
that
it
makes
 plankton
from
the
water

:leece
from
its
and
 when
they
breathe
byssal
threads
and
the

large
muscle
valves
are