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Name Of Clam

Name Clam
Male Name -
Femle Name -
Kids/Baby Name larva
Group Name bed
More About Clam

  • Clams are great for steaming or just shucking and eating raw
  • Clams are highly valued as food
  • Clams are invertebrates, with shells divided into two pieces called valves. These pieces are joined with a hinge joint, and with two adductor muscles that open and close the shells. Clams have a heart, blood vessels, and kidneys.
  • An exception to the oval shape is the razor clam, which has an elongate shell suggesting a straight razor.
  • Some quahogs on the Eastern American Coast may be 200 years old.
  • In culinary use, clam most often refers to the hard clam (Taxonomically, Mercenaria mercenaria) but may refer to other species such as the soft-shell clam Mya arenaria.
  • The giant clam gets only one chance to find a nice home. Once it fastens itself to a spot on a reef, there it sits for the rest of its life.
  • These bottom-dwelling behemoths are the largest mollusks on Earth, capable of reaching 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length and weighing more than 500 pounds (227 kg). They live in the warm waters of the South Pacific and Indian oceans.
  • Giant clams achieve their enormous proportions by consuming the sugars and proteins produced by the billions of algae that live in their tissues.
  • In exchange, they offer the algae a safe home and regular access to sunlight for photosynthesis, basking by day below the water's surface with their fluted shells open and their multi-colored mantles exposed.
  • They also use a siphon to draw in water to filter and consume passing plankton.
  • Giant clams have a wildly undeserved reputation as man-eaters, with South Pacific legends describing clams that lie in wait to trap unsuspecting swimmers or swallow them whole.
  • The adductor muscle of the giant clam is actually considered a delicacy, and overharvesting of the species for food, shells, and the aquarium trade have landed it on at least one group's "vulnerable" list.

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