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Biology/Natural History: Predators include the seastars Evasterias troschelii and Orthasterias koehleri. Dead shells of this species are often colonized by boring sponges such as Cliona celata var californiana.

The name "jingle shell" comes from the fact that the dead shells make a pleasant jingling sound when struck together. People often make mobile chimes from them, using the handy byssal hole to hang them.

Pododesmus macrochisma is now an Alaskan species, different from this species.


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Source: Invertebrates of the Salish Sea

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