Quahaug

Rhode Island State Shell

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Hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), commonly called quahaugs

Hard clams (Mercenaria mercenaria), commonly called quahaugs; public domain USDA photo on Wikipedia.

Quahaug (hard clam)

Rhode Island designated the quahaug (Mercenaria mercenaria) as the official state shell in 1987. A shellfish native to the eastern shores of North America, quahaugs (or hard clams) are one of many unrelated bivalves people refer to simply as "clams." Several states have adopted seashell symbols.

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