Wart-necked Piddock
(Chaceia ovoidea)

The shell is divided into 2 or 3 separate sections with a set of ridges or "teeth" used to grind clay or soft rock and create tubular burrows.
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Burrows Into Soft Rock
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Wart-necked Piddock (Chaceia ovoidea)
Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Friday 11 November 2011)
(Photo taken 16:37:58 Wednesday 20 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
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The Wart-necked Piddock, like all piddocks, has a shell that is divided into 2 or 3 separate sections with ridges or teeth used to grind away at clay or soft rock and create tubular burrows.


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Out Until Frightened
(2 of 2) (579 views)

Wart-necked Piddock (Chaceia ovoidea)
Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California
(Photo posted Friday 11 November 2011)
(Photo taken 16:38:13 Wednesday 20 October 2010)
© 2011 Bryan Costales
Creative Commons License
#BCY_2309


The clam gathers nutrients from the water until a threat is detected, then it retracts into its burrow.


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