Noah’s Ark (Arca noae)
…a species of Ark Clam (Arcidae) that is found in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. They were previously more common in the Adriatic but declined catastrophically in 1949/50. Noah’s arks typically inhabit the intertidal zone, where they can be found in association with the horse mussel Modiolus barbatus. Like most species of bivalves, A. noae is a filter feeder, drawing water into its mantle and filtering out plankton and organic particles.
Image: M. VIolante