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Asian clam


Southern Asia, Africa, Mediterranean Sea


Color ranges from yellow to dark brown with a white hinge. The entire shell is covered in concentric ridges.

These clams can clog municipal, industrial and agricultural water intakes. As filter feeders they limit food available to juvenile fish.
Range Expansion:

Asian clams are spread by human transport and natural downstream spread.

South Dakota Distribution:
Asian Carp Distribution Map