New clam species found off of B.C.’s coast

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Main Report: CTV News | Journal: Zootaxa
Category: Invertebrates | Taxa: Ascetoaxinus quatsinoensis | Named for: The first part of the name means curiously fashioned like an axe and the second part represents the area where the clam was found off B.C.’s Quatsino Sound.
Other reports: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascetoaxinus_quatsinoensis
Ten years after an unusually scalloped clam was dragged up from the ocean floor off northern Vancouver Island, the tiny mollusk is making waves in the research world. Only one of the clams has ever been found. The mollusk was found at a depth of about 1,000 metres by a Department of Fisheries and Oceans ship in 2004.

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