Meretrix lusoria

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Hamaguri
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneridae
Suborder: Meretricinae
Genus: Meretrix
Species: M. lusoria
Binomial name
Meretrix lusoria
Roeding, 1798

The hamaguri also known as the Asian Hard Clam or the Common Orient Clam, scientific name Meretrix lusoria, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams. This species is native to Asia, found along water beds and the coastal waters of China, Korea, and Japan.[1] It is commercially exploited for sushi, and its shells are traditionally used to make white go stones.

See also[edit]

  • Kai-awase, a Japanese game with Hamaguri shells.

References[edit]

  1. ^ mhagan@mindspring.com, Melissa Hagan,. "NEMESIS Database Species Summary". invasions.si.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 

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