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How do clams reproduce?
Clams may be male, female or both (hermaphroditic) depending on the species and the particular stage in its life cycle. For example, the hard clam (quahog) begins its life cycle as a male, then later on may become a female. The various kinds of cockles found around the world are all hermaphroditic as adults. There is no easy way to tell a male from a female clam. Fortunately, either sex tastes equally good, which for most people is probably all that matters in this regard. Quahogs, like other clam species, reproduce through a spawning process in which females release large numbers of eggs into the water, while males release sperm. Fertilization takes place in the open water. Females can release from 1 million to as many as 24 million eggs at one time, and spawning may continue for several months, depending on the water temperature and the availability of food. A single female may release up to 60 million eggs in a season, of which only a small number will become fertilized and grow to become adult clams. Once fertilization takes place, the young clam goes through a larval stage where it is carried by waves and currents. Eventually it develops a shell and sinks to the bottom. Using its muscular foot, it can then move about the bottom to some degree. At this point in the process, you may observe a white, frost like coating of young clams along tidal flats in areas where spawning took place. A single handful of this white mixture would contain thousands of tiny clams. Most would not survive, but some always did, as evidenced by the fresh supply of clams we find each year.
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A type of fish with a shel???
A clam is a marine bivalve mollusk with shells of equal size. They are sometimes buried in sand or mud that is near bodies of water. These bodies of waters could be freshwater… or saltwater.
They do reproduce... asexually.
Clams don't do a lot. They sit at the bottom of a lake and move very slowly across the sandy floor. They have an appendage called a foot they use to slowly move and they… have have another appendage that sticks out of the shell to suck in water which they use to filter out alga and plankton which is what they eat.
it means to make more of.
To make sure that the continue of its kind exist We as humans like to reproduce for the following reasons: 1. It may be fun 2. To pouplate the human race 3. Becoming a moth…er/father is a inspiring thing 4. Peopl have much love to give away Or because the want to have SEXUALLY activity
They sniff each others anetama, which releses the pheromones, as a mating display. Then they sexually repruoduce. And then the female releases her eggs. in the dirt and th…en they die.
The female razor clams (Carpe diem) actually impregnate themselves. In order to reproduce, the male razor clam has to impress a female. The male impresses the female by show…ing off his masculinity. He challenges other male razor clams and fights them with the short blades on his back and underbelly. This only catches the females attention however. As the male razor clams defeat more and more clams, their blades grow in size. The females at this point are orgasmic. The final test to win over a female, is to kill a hammer head shark (Veni vidivici). The male has to kill a hammer head, no other type of shark. The reason scientists believe razor clams have a strange fetish with hammer heads is because they discovered cave paintings that show a picture of a razor clam and a hammer head shark combined by a plus sign and encased by a heart. Most razor clams don't make it out alive when dueling with a hammer head shark. The battle is bloody and the female razor clam is convulsing with ecstasy during this event. Once the female has climaxed her body gathers the nutrients in the ocean and her egg is fertilized. The earth is a beautiful thing.
Clams reproduce sexually.
REPRODUCATION- learning how to reproduce and what is needed
how do u know if a clam is a male or a female
YES! I think... They can also clam up! -Happily!
Reproduction is the process of reproducing organisms, "making/having babies."
does reproduce mean to give birth
When a lady clam and a man clam really love each other, they give each other a special kind of hug that only mummys and daddy clams do, this then lets the stork know when to b…ring the baby clam. Hope this helps.