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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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Clams grow their shells.
Clams reproduce sexually.
clams will not bite, but they may close up on you. So dont put your fingers in them. I own clams and they can close very quickly if something (E.G: fish) brushes past them. th…e same applies with your hand.
Answer Clams are not actually known as the primary producers of pearls although they can and do produce pearls. Clam pearls are known as calcareous concretions, not as nacre…ous pearls. Clams do not produce nacre. Mollusks from the family Bivavlia are the primary pearl producers, especially mollusks from the genus Pinctada. Contrary to popular belief, a pearl is not created by a grain of sand. This is a widely accepted urban legend. A pearl is most often created when a parasite burrows through a mollusk's shell and into the mantle tissue of the host. The defensive reaction of the mollusk is to grow a sac around the intruder. This is known as the pearl sac. The lining of this sac is made up of nacre-producing cells known as epithelial cells. These cells produce a chemical compound of aragonite and calcite (a calcium carbonate polymorph) which is laid down upon the intruder in the form of platelets. These platelets are commonly known as nacre. Nacre is the pearl. Pearls grow in pearl-producing mollusks. Natural pearls occur when a mollusk's mantle tissue becomes damaged either by parasitic intrusion or damage to the shell. The mantle contains epithelial cells, which are responsible for the nacre deposition on the inside of the shell. If these cells become dislodged when the mantle is damaged, they may continue to deposit nacre within the body of the mollusk, creating a pearl. A grain of sand never produces a pearl. This is a myth.
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.
A siphon brings in water, and filters out the food for it.
Yes they are if they are not you can get sick
oyster drill (a snail), starfish, oyster catchers (bird), seagulls, bears, otters, walrus, gray whales.
They do reproduce... asexually.
A type of fish with a shel???
YES! I think... They can also clam up! -Happily!
able to do it again, or to make new
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.
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