|Classification||Adams & Reeve, 1850|
|Common name||manila clam|
|Size||up to 6 centimeters|
|Geographic Range||it comes form Japan, it was imported in France first (1980), then in the Lagoon of Venice (1983). Now it can be found also on the coasts of Emilia Romagna and Sardinia. It is quickly spreading outside the breeding areas.|
the shell is rounded triangular, strong and with crests. It is yellowish grey or brown. The inner surface is smooth with a purple strip. The body tissue is orange.
it was imported in the Lagoon of Venice in 1983 for commercial use. It can tolerate a range of temperature form 0 to 23 °C.
it can be found in brackish water buried in the sand or in the muddy seabed.
|Reproduction||its reproductive period goes from May to October.|
|References||MarLIN - The Marine Life Information Network
for Britain & Ireland
CIESM - International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea
|Source of the photo||http://digilander.libero.it/conchiglieveneziane/|