New Species of Clam Discovered

This is the type specimen of a Thyasirid Clam (Ascetoaxinus quatsinoensis) described in 2014 by the former curator of invertebrate zoology at the Royal BC Museum, Dr. Melissa Frey. The clam was collected from the deep waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Learn more about BC’s mysterious marine environment in Fathom the Deep.