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Anadara satowi
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Anadara satowi
Taxonomic Group: Mollusks-Bivalves


Anadara satowi is a marine bivalve with a thick, strongly ribbed shell. It is native to the Northwest Pacific, ranging from Hong Kong, China to Hokkaido, Japan. No introduced populations are known from North America, but an empty shell was found in Quilcene, Washington, near the Washington State Shellfish Laboratory. The shell could have been discarded from the laboratory or possibly introduced with plantings of Pacific Oysters (Crassostrea gigas) from Japan. It is found in muddy, subtidal environments and may occasionally attach to rocks and shells with its byssus threads. This species has no known impacts in its native range. 

*This species is not currently established in North America.

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Fofonoff PW, Ruiz GM, Steves B, Simkanin C, & Carlton JT (2018)
National Exotic Marine and Estuarine Species Information System.
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