Mya truncata Linnaeus, 1758
Truncate softshell
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Family:  Myidae ()
Max. size:  8 cm SHL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthic; marine; depth range 2 - 100 m
Distribution:  Arctic, Northern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 95344. Suspension feeder; burrows at considerable depths in mixed sand, sandy mud, or gravel substrata from the lower shore to about 70 m (Ref. 3477). Main food is based on another species of the same Genus; to be replaced with a better reference (Ref. 95774).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Guerzon, Lorielle Ivy - 11.12.05
Modified by: Hilomen, Teresa - 03.04.14
Checked by: Rosenberg, Gary - 12.08.11

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