Rough Fileclam (Ctenoides scabra)

Also known as File Shell, Flame Scallop, Oyster, Red Flame Scallop, Rough File Shell, Rough Lima, Saltwater Clam

Description

Also known as File Shell, Flame Scallop, Oyster, Red Flame Scallop, Rough File Shell, Rough Lima, Saltwater Clam.

Found resting in their nest made from small pieces of coral and rock over coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on plankton.
Length - 7.5cm
Depth - 0-200m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

Most Bivalves are permanently anchored in fissures or depressions in the rock surface of the reef, some may become covered in algae and other marine life.
Other Bivalves swim free, either by a well developed foot or propelled along by a jet of water from their mantle cavity. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ctenoides_scaber

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