アサリ Asari
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Location Price
Bottom of the Ocean 300 Bells
Size Shadow size
1.5 inches Small, slow
Time of year Time of day
September to April All Day
Scientific name  Mercenaria mercenaria
Family  Bivalvia
Appearances NL
Regional names Flag of Italy small Vongola
Flag of France small Palourde
Flag of Spain Almeja oriental
"I got a clam! Anyone for chowder?" —New Leaf

The clam is a benthic animal found at the bottom of the ocean. It has a circular shadow. Diving is the only way to get it.

Donating to the museum

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, an information board in the aquarium will list information about this creature.

"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."

Encyclopedia Information

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Deep-Sea Creature
Encyclopedia Information
"I got a clam! Anyone for chowder?"
Size 1.5 inches
Time All day
Season Fall-Spring


Further Information

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.

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