jackknife clam

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Noun1.jackknife clam - marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shelljackknife clam - marine clam having a long narrow curved thin shell
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
Ensis, genus Ensis - razor clams
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In Tunisia, Solen marginatus (Pulteney, 1799) is the most abundant razor clam species although Ensis species, particularly Ensis minor, are also found.
These fluctuations are mainly the result of variations in recruitment strength, but fishing has been reported to amplify this phenomenon in other razor clam species, such as Ensis minor (Goriup et al.
Ciclo riproduttivo e biometria di Ensis minor (Chenu) (Bivalvia: Solenidae) nel golfo di Manfredonia.