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Calyptogena pacifica
Calyptogena pacifica
Cold Seep Clam
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0705 0166 (2005-07-05)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1980 and 1985
  • this photo depicts an animal that was captive or collected
  • photo location   Hopkins Marine Station
  • animal's place of origin   Pacific Grove (Monterey County, California, US)
  • class Bivalvia
  • habitat  'cold seeps'
  • notes   These cold seep clams were taken from 700 m depth in Monterey Bay Canyon. Symbiotic, intracellular bacteria oxydize hydrogen sulphide gas to synthesize ATP that drives production of organic products, the clams' food, from CO2 and seawater..
  • camera   Nikon
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Cold Seep Clam (photographer)
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