The razor clam

Also known as the razor fish, this animal is now taken for food, so is decreasing in numbers.

Razor clam, Pinna bicolor

 

 

This one's been dead for a while

It lives in sand and mudflats, mostly buried, but you can get a nasty slash from the edges if you sink onto one in soft mud.

You won't see those edges, but you will feel them

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3 Responses to The razor clam

  1. Rebecca says:

    Looks like the bivalves we called “pens” in Georgia.

  2. marti says:

    Far different from our ( washington state USA) Razor Clams, Saliqua patula. Very difficult to dig, very good eating.

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