CLAM is a marine MOLLUSC belonging to the class Bivalvia. It consists of a soft body enclosed by a hinged shell with 2 halves (valves). Clams inhabit burrows in the substrate, intertidally and subtidally, and most species feed by filtering microscopic plants and animals from the water they take in through their siphons, or necks. The butter clam (Saxidomus gigantea), the Pacific, or native, littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea), the manila, or Japanese, littleneck clam (Venerupis japonica), and...

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