freshwater clam

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Noun1.freshwater clam - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United Statesfreshwater clam - bivalve mollusk abundant in rivers of central United States
mussel - marine or freshwater bivalve mollusk that lives attached to rocks etc.
pearly-shelled mussel - the pearly lining of the dark shells is a source of mother-of-pearl
thin-shelled mussel - mussel with thin fragile shells having only rudimentary hinge teeth
Dreissena polymorpha, zebra mussel - inch long mollusk imported accidentally from Europe; clogs utility inlet pipes and feeds on edible freshwater mussels
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Effect of size-dependent muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) predation on the spatial distribution of a freshwater clam, Anodonta piscinalis nilsson (Unionidae, Bivalvia).
Parada & Peredo (2005), working with the freshwater clam Diplodon chilensis with the aim of relocating individuals as management strategy, reported that individuals of shell length greater than 50 mm presented low resistance to shipment times longer than 4 h, with survival rates under 20%.
The freshwater clam Corbicula fluminea, native to southeastern Asia, has been introduced globally and is generally considered to be an aquatic invasive species of nuisance status.
violacea, is a tropical freshwater clam that belongs to the class Bivalvia and the Corbiculidae family (Lamprell and Healy 1998:180182; Ledua et al.
On the basis of two other fossils - a fish vertebra and a freshwater clam - found alongside the dinosaur fossil, the paper says that the specimen of Raptorex is of Chinese origin and about 125 million years old.
Within- and among-lake variation in shell morphology of the freshwater clam Elliptio complanata (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from south-central Ontario lakes.
In one species of freshwater clam, the female "goes fishing" in order to send her progeny afield, dangling what looks like a minnow at the end of a clear, yard-long line.
Effects of particle concentration and season on the filtration rates of the freshwater clam Sphaerium striatinum Lamarck (Bivalvia: Pisidiidae).
The locomotion of the freshwater clam Margaritifera margaritifera (Unionacea: Margaritanidae).
My grandchild found this large freshwater clam in Lake Ontario near Southwick State Park.