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Right: Photograph of a Flame shell or Gaping file shell Limaria hians (Gmelin) by Ron Crosby.

It is easy to see where the flame shell gets its name, with the mass of red and orange tentacles, but these bivalves are usually hidden in a nest they build in the soft sediment.

  Photo of a Flame shell or Gaping file shell.

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