Northern Quahog Mercenaria mercenariaSynonyms: Hard Clam,  Hard-shell Clam,  Hardshell Clam.

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Note that shells of this species can turn up outside of appropriate habitat due to its use as a fill material, discarded from clam bakes, or even found in shell middens due to regional trade in pre-colonial times.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Northern Quahog in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/1/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A Northern Quahog found on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). It was part of a collection dropped by gulls. Determined by Peter Osenton. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Quahog found on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). It was part of a collection dropped by gulls. Determined by Peter Osenton. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Quahog found on Assateague Island in Worcester Co., Maryland (11/12/2016). It was part of a collection dropped by gulls. Determined by Peter Osenton. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Northern Quahog found in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/2/2017). Verified by Peter Osenton. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A juvenile Northern Quahog found in the York River at the mouth of the Perrin River, Gloucester County, Virginia (6/4/2013). Photo by Natalia Agudelo. (MBP list)


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