Razor clam -
Ensis americanus

Scientific names: The Latin word ensis means sword which refers to the shells form, while americanus means american. The species is American in origin.

Other scientific names: Called Ensis directus in certain literature.

Other English names: Razor-shell is the name for a group of mussels with razor like shells.

More: Within this group there five other specie of the family ensis and Phaxas pellucidus

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