Japanese Carpet Shell


Japonica clams have a firm, juicy flesh with a delicate flavour and a very characteristic marine aroma. They can be prepared in many ways, such as steamed, grilled, in sauces, stews or rice dishes, and are a popular ingredient in Asian and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Japonica clams, also known as Japanese clams or Manila clams, are a type of shellfish native to Asia, especially to the coasts of Japan and the Philippines. They have spread around the world due to their commercial and gastronomic value, and are considered an invasive species in some areas.

They have two shells hinged together and a musculature that allows them to close hermetically to protect themselves from predators. They are very similar to other clam species, such as white clams or blond clams, but can be distinguished by their size and their more elongated and pointed shell.

Medium size

2 to 4 cm


Bivalve mollusk

Scientific name

Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams and Reeve, 1850)
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