Piddock Clam
(Penitella penita)

image of a Piddock Clam

Image ID: 231-00

Comments : I'm not certain of the ID on this one, but Point Defiance West Well is covered with these clams, and the holes they have bored in the clay substrate. Showing is just the siphon part of the clam (the rest is in the hole in the clay. The intake side is the side with the fringe around the inner face of the tube.
Common name : Piddock Clam
Scientific Name : Penitella penita
Location Found : Point Defiance West Wall, Puget Sound
Actual Size : 1.25 inches across
Camera Used : Canon D60 digital in Ikelite Housing
Natural History :