How Do Clams Move?


A clam generally refers to a bivalve mollusk. They have a foot that allows for some amount of lateral movement. The foot is controlled by two muscles, the anterior and posterior foot muscles.
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The word "clam" can be a very vague term. It generally refers to a type of animal called a "bivalve mollusk, though the term clam can include all, some or just a very
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Clams are able to move through the use of a very muscular foot located on the bottom of their shell. The clam uses its foot to propel itself from the floor and move throughout the ocean.
Some clams move with a little slimy 'foot' that sticks out of their shells. Other clams rely on the movement of the water to take them from one place to another.
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