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This article is about the sea creature. For the item, see Manila Clam.

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Real-world info
Name: Unknown
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Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ハマグリ
Korean Unknown
Italian Unknown
German Venusmuschel

Simplified Chinese Unknown
French Palourde
Spanish Unknown
Dutch Unknown

Traditional Chinese Unknown
Quebec French Palourde
Latin American Spanish Unknown
Russian Unknown

The Clam (ハマグリ. Hamaguri) is a type of sea creature in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In New Leaf, it is used for the Shellfish Cream Soup recipe during the Harvest Festival.

Catch details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]


"I got a clam! Anyone for chowder?"

Times September - April: All day
Peak Times January - February: 9 AM - 4 PM
Location Sea
Shadow Size Small
Shadow Movement Erratic
Sea Creature Size 4 cm
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 300 Bells
Tank Size 1.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

An information board in the aquarium will list information about the Clam.

"Bivalves shaped like chestnuts, they live in shallow waters and hide in sand when predators approach. They secrete a viscous liquid that gets pulled along by the current and enables long-distance travel. They are popular both roasted in the shell and cooked in a variety of soups and chowders."

Fishing Tourney[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Despite being a Fishing Tourney, Chip will still accept sea creatures, but they will not be scored. Chip will say this when given a Clam:

"Now with your clams, you can stew 'em or grill 'em or steam 'em. Me, I'm a fan of a good chowder. But then again, I'm perfectly happy to just swallow them whole, shell and all! I'm tough like that!"

Names in other languages[edit]

German Venusmuschel Venus Shellfish

European French Palourde -