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|Bottom of the Ocean||300 Bells|
|1.5 inches||Small, slow|
|Time of year||Time of day|
|September to April||All Day|
|Scientific name||Mercenaria mercenaria|
|Regional names|| Vongola |
- "I got a clam! Anyone for chowder?" —New Leaf
Donating to the museum
In New Leaf
"Bivalves shaped like chestnuts, they live in shallow waters and hide in sand when predators approach. They secrete a viscous liquid that gets pulled along by the current and enables long-distance travel. They are popular both roasted in the shell and cooked in a variety of soups and chowders."
- Main article: Clam on Wikipedia
Remains first appeared in Cambrian age rocks 510 million years ago. They presently live in both freshwater and marine habitats, and range in adult size from nearly microscopic to the giant clam. A clam's shell consists of two (usually equal) valves, which are connected by a hinge joint and a ligament that can be external or internal. The ligament provides tension to bring the valves apart, while one or two adductor muscles can contract to close the valves.