Razor (?) Clam

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Postby Trace » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:31 pm

I was ending my dive at La Jolla Shores and noticed what I thought at first was a very small squid swimming about a foot off the bottom. I was surprised to see it was a Razor (?) Clam swimming along very nicely! I couldn't focus in on it fast enough in the surge, but I got a few shots of it burrowing back down.
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Postby maggieD » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:39 am

Interesting!! I have no idea what it is, but it is very interesting!!
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Postby scottg » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:34 pm

I agree - awesome find Tracey. looks like some sort of razor clam

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Postby seekncritters » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:24 pm

Awesome! I'm trying to imagine how it moved in the water.... The part sticking out of the sand reminds me of a rattle from a rattlesnake...

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Postby Alessandro Pagano » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:44 am

Very nice. It is a bivalve mollusk: Solen sp.

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Postby Andycjj » Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:55 pm

It's call the bamboo clam in asia..
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Postby smb2 » Wed Dec 29, 2010 9:24 am

The part sticking out of the sand reminds me of a rattle from a rattlesnake

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