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Amethyst Gem Clam

Gemma gemma (Totten 1834)

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Gemma gemma (Amethyst Gem Clam) is a species of mussels in the family venus clams. They are native to Mexico, Canada, and United States. Dead Amethyst Gem Clam form shallow marine sediments. Individuals can grow to 5 mm. They have sexual reproduction. They are facultatively mobile animals.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Amethyst gem clam. View this species on GBIF