Intertidal Organisms EZ-ID GUIDES


on this species


Macoma inquinita and Macoma nasuta

(Pointed Macoma and bent nose clams)

photo of pointed Macoma and bent nose clams
Copyright © 2005 Mary Jo Adams

Macoma inquinita (the Pointed Macoma) and Macoma nasuta (the bent nose clam) strongly resemble each other but the bent nose clam has a distince curve in the valves.

This page was created by Mary Jo Adams on 1/25/06.



image of bent nose clam


photo of bent nose clam

photo of siphons of clam from the genus Macoma