Wart-necked Piddock, (Chaceia ovoidea)

Burrows Into Soft Rock
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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.


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 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2308
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Out Until Frightened
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The clam gathers nutrients from the water until a threat is detected, then it retracts into its burrow.


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 Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2309
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