Ark clam

Order: 
Arcoida
Family: 
Arcidae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Shell very thick, heavy, box-like. Hinge with a large number of teeth perpendicular to main shell axis, usually of equal size. Sculpture of 34 to 37 radial ribs. Usually with thick, dark periostracum. White inner face, with a pink tone below the hinge.

International Designations

Germany: 
Archenmuschel
Portugal: 
Amêijoa arca
UK: 
Ark clam
China: 
黑粗饰蚶
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
NQT
Scientific name: 
Anadara tuberculosa
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
5