Ministerio del Ambiente y de los Recursos Naturales Caracas. All these differences except the rib number are a consequence of C. The color can flake, leaving white spots.
Corbicula could also prefer different habitat than native mussels e. Different areas produce clams of different color, which may be due to genetics or environmental factors. They can tolerate a wide range of environmental conditions, which I will expand on momentarily.
The species is regarded as having originated somewhere in Eastern Asialeading asian golden clams the common names of Asian clam or Asiatic clam. Pediveligers can crawl around along the bottom and seek firm substrates where they attach at about 1. Thus, while it is quite possible that asian golden clams some cases Corbicula has a direct, negative impact on native biota, more studies that monitor changes in mussel populations over time and that directly evaluate competitive interactions are warranted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.