WANTED: Corbicula fluminea

(Asian Clam) “Clamdestine"

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Asian Clam is about 1.5 inches long, has a shell that is brown with a green tint, and has concentric patterns on its shell.

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LAST SEEN:

The last three places the Asian Clam was seen were Asia, Africa, and Australia.

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SUSPECTED HIDEOUTS:

Oregon, Washington, California, and the East Coast are all suspected hideouts for the Asian Clam. This species is moved through water currents and can also be transported to different locations on boats that have water aboard.

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CRIMES COMMITTED:

The Asian Clam clogs waterways, pipes, power plants, and water treatment systems. It also replaces native species, changes the food web, and causes a lack in biodiversity.

REWARDS:

The rewards to finding the Asian Clam include ecosystems being restored to their original state (before the Asian Clam invaded), and water systems being cleared.