The Differences Between Oysters and Clams

1What Is a Bivalve?

In general, both oysters and clams belong to the bivalve family. Unlike univalves with a single shell, this is a group of edible aquatic mollusks, which has a soft body covered by a hard-hinged and two-sided shell in equal size. Both species are often served fresh in many areas, but oysters are more prized as a specialty. Along with oysters and clams, bivalves also include mussels, scallops, and 15,000 other different species. [1]


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