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Semele decisa (clipped semele) is a species of marine bivalve mollusk that is distributed from southern California down to the Baja California peninsula. It lives primarily in intertidal zones buried shallowly in the sand. It is the largest species in its genus, reaching up to 90 mm in shell length. Due to overfishing and habitat destruction, the species has become rare.


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Source: Field Museum phylogenetics class

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