FreshWater Clams: Characterisctics, reproduction, behavior and more

freshwater clams varieties

The freshwater clams are long-lived mollusks, that can reach up to 10 years of life. They are, as any of the other species of  clams, bivalve mollusks which have their origin in the main European freshwater basins,  and part of Western Asia. This species belongs to the Unionidae family The Freshwater Clams’ Main Characteristics Among their … Leer más

Machas Clams: Characteristics, habitat, threats and more

The machas clams are also known in scientific terms as Mesodesma donacium. This is another bivalve mollusk that belongs to the Mesodesmatidae. The machas are native from South America, where they are very popular and consumed, especially in countries like Chile and Peru. Habitat Of The Machas Clams These clams, as we have already mentioned, … Leer más

Oysters: All you need to know about the fancy clams

The oysters are also bivalves , that have the capability to produce pearls inside their bodies. These pearls are merely nacre spheres, which are worldwide recognized as gems   How are the pearls created? First we should mention that pearls,  are obtained naturally. When a foreign object manages to enter inside the oyster , the mollusk … Leer más

White Clams: Characteristics, properties, habitats and more

White clams are also known as Spisula solida, this is another species that belongs to the category of Bivalves, and in turn make up the Mactridae family. Main Characteristics Of  The White Clams Regarding the main characteristics of  these clams,  it is important to note that this species is easy to distinguish among others;  since … Leer más

Giant Clams: Everything about the biggest clams of all

giant clams in the red sea

The giant clams are  also known as giant taclobo, but in scientific terms they are credited with the name Tridacna Gigas. In turn, these creatures represent another species within the bivalve mollusks; which belong to the family of the Cardiidae. The giant clams, are usually found  in the Red Sea, and in the waters that belong to … Leer más

Geoduck Clams: Everything you need to know about them

geoduck clams : description

Geoduck Clams are also known as chiluda, or king clams and their scientific name is Panopea generosa. This is a sort of clam  recognized as a marine bivalve mollusk; which is part of the   Hiatellidae family The geoduck is characterized by its  peculiar large size. Its name became popular, thanks to the word of indigenous origin  which refers … Leer más