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Fun Ark Clam Facts For Kids

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Ark clams are edible saltwater clams that range from small to large in size. They belong to the family Arcidae and Bivalvia class of animals. They are also called two shelled mollusks because they possess two shells on their body, one on top of another. The shells are thick and are generally white or cream in color, although some species are known to have brown-colored shells as well. The thick shells of the ark shell clams vary in shape from species to species. The hinge line of ark clams are long and straight and covered with numerous small teeth and they have radiating ribs. Ark clam predators generally include other larger species of fish or marine creatures. Ark clams are consumed as food by many localities and are farmed in many regions as seafood.

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Fun Ark Clam Facts For Kids

What do they prey on?

Planktons and detritus

What do they eat?


Average litter size?


How much do they weigh?

1.2 oz (34 g)

How long are they?

1-2.5 in (2-6 cm)

How tall are they?


What do they look like?

Brown and white

Skin Type


What were their main threats?

Humans And Stingfish

What is their conservation status?

Not Evaluated

Where you'll find them?

Mud And Shallow Water


North America, Australia, Singapore, And The Caribbean




Anadara, Barbatia, Arca





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