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Corbicula japonica

Corbicula japonica


Corbicula japonica (Japanese name: yamato shijimi) is a type of basket clam and is a commonly eaten in miso soup in Japan.


Brackish lakes and rivers in Japan.

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Sudachi 11 years ago

Thank you Leuba! These clams gain a lot of attention in Japan as being a miraculous animal. Many people in Japan believe if you eat them they will strengthen your liver and cure hangovers. They are delicious and remarkable creatures anyway.

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Leuba Ridgway 11 years ago

however simple, it's nice to see pictures of such creatures in their natural context - nice photo and thanks for the information.

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三沢市 (Misawa), Japan

Spotted on Jun 16, 2012
Submitted on Jun 26, 2012

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