Mya arenaria

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Soft-shelled clam:
Soft-shelled clam (Mya arenaria): This clam is though to be from the East coast of North America, and is the subject of fascinating speculation as to its origin in both the Pacific and Eastern Atlantic oceans. It burrows in mud flats, and is almost as large as Truncate softshell clam (Mya truncata). However, its posterior end is not square off and gaping wide. The beak and hinge area of this clam is often picked up by beachcombers after it has been broken off and polished in the surf.

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