|Lyrate asiatic hard clam|
|A whole shell of Meretrix lyrata showing both the outside and the inside|
|Live Meretrix lyrata for sale as sea food in a market in Haikou City, Hainan Province, China|
Cytherea lyrata Sowerby, 1851
The lyrate Asiatic hard clam, Meretrix lyrata, also known simply as the hard clam (Vietnamese: Nghêu Bến Tre), is an edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams.
In Vietnam, these hard clams are eaten boiled, steamed, or roasted. They are an important export in the eastern and southern parts of Vietnam.
- "BIVALVES". Fisheries Informatic Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam. Retrieved May 25, 2008.