Ocean Quahog Clam Shells
The shelves were found washed ashore in Maine.
“The ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) is a speciesof edible clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Arcticidae. This species is native to the North Atlantic Ocean, and it is harvested commercially as a food source. This species is also known by a number of different common names, including Icelandic cyprine, mahogany clam, mahogany quahog, black quahog, and black clam.“