Manila clam

Order: 
Veneroida
Family: 
Veneridae

Marine bivalve mollusc. Solid shell, ovoid, quadrangular, with the posterior margin almost straight. Symmetrical valves, with radial and concentric sawn lines that form a less dense reticulum than Ruditapes decussatus. Hinge with three cardinal teeth in each valve. Deep and rounded pallial sinus, without reaching the center of the valve. Edge of valves is smooth. Very variable color, generally brown, decorated with various designs, often large spots or concentric or irregular dark bands; Whitish interior. Up to 8 cm in length.

International Designations

Germany: 
Japanische Teppichmuschel
France: 
Palourde japonaise
Italy: 
Vongola japonese
Portugal: 
Amêijoa japonesa
UK: 
Manila clam
China: 
菲律宾蛤仔
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Dregdes
FAO code: 
CLJ
Scientific name: 
Ruditapes philippinarum
Type: 
Molluscs
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
4079762,73
Fishing seasons: 
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP