Know the difference between our clams and the Manila clams




Pullet
Carpet Shell

(Venerupis corrugata)


NATIVE SPECIES

Shell oval-elongated.

Color cream and brownish, concentric radial lines, thin and irregular, marked on the posterior part of the shell.

Siphons together.

Miolo white, occupying the entire shell.

Manila
Clam

(Venerupis philippinarum)


NON-NATIVE SPECIES

Shell oval.

Color brownish, with pronounced reticulation over the entire surface. Internally, the shell has a purplish hue.

Siphons fully together.

Meat orange, smaller than in native species.

Grooved
Carpet Shell

(Ruditapes decussatus)


ESPÉCIE NATIVA

Shell quadrangular outline, with pronounced reticulation at the posterior and anterior ends.

Color cream, brown or gray.

Siphons totally separate.

Meat white, occupying the entire shell.

Manila
Clam

(Venerupis philippinarum)


NON-NATIVE SPECIES

Shell oval.

Color brownish, with pronounced reticulation over the entire surface. Internally, the shell has a purplish hue.

Siphons fully together.

Meat orange, smaller than in native species.