North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island



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Bent-nose Macoma Clam

Photo 1: Two views of a Bent-nose Macoma Clam.


Bent-nose Macoma: Macoma nasuta

Common Names: Common Macoma


The posterior end of the valves bend to the right making this clam easy to identify. This clam ingests a great quantity of sediment, most of which is later ejected from the clam. This sediment makes it gritty and therefore is not commercially harvested, though, in the past it has been important for aboriginal populations and Chinese immigrant populations.






Marine Life Guide to North Vancouver Island