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Range Coast of California , United States, and Vancouver Island, Canada.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Mollusca
Class Bivalvia
Order Veneroida
Family Galeommatidae
Genus Waldo
Species W. arthuri

The Waldo, (Waldo arthuri), is a genus of small clams, marine bivalve molluscs in the family Galeommatidae and the order Veneroida.

The Waldo is a species in this genus, discovered in July 16, 2013, on the coast of California, United States, and Vancouver Island, Canada. They are only found in one type of sea urchin. The genus Waldo is named after Waldo from the Where's Waldo? books (US and Canadian versions of Where's Wally?). The California specimen were discovered by Paul Valentich-Scott while Diamard Ó Foighil discovered the Vancouver Island speciemen.