Gigas Giant Clam

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Gigas Giant Clam
Gigas Giant Clam NH.png
Scientific name
Tridacna gigas
Family
Cardiidae
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese オオシャコガイ
Simplified Chinese 大砗磲
French Bénitier colossal
Spanish Taclobo gigante
Italian Tridacna gigante
Russian Гигантская тридакна

Korean 대왕거거
Traditional Chinese 大砗磲
Quebec French Bénitier colossal
Latin American Spanish Taclobo gigante
German Gigas-Riesenmuschel
Dutch Reuzendoopvontschelp


The Gigas Giant Clam is a sea creature in Animal Crossing: New Horizons introduced in the 1.3.0 Free Summer Update.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

#18

Gigas Giant Clam
"I got a gigas giant clam! It's kind of a big deal."

Time of Year North: May – Sep
South: Nov – Mar
Time of Day All day
Shadow Size X-Large
Shadow Movement Very fast
Rarity
Total Catches

*

80
Selling Price 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 15000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

When donating to the museum, Blathers will say the following:

"Gigas giant clams live in warm-water coral reefs and are the biggest bivalves in the world. Growing as wide as six feet and weighing up to 600 pounds, these clams can live to be 100 years old. And yes, these mighty creatures look as though they could eat a swimmer whole. But they eat plankton instead and get valuable nutrients from an algae they live in symbiosis with. Indeed, these enormous gents get all the sustenance they need by lying face up with their shells half-open. If such was my life, I'd be happy as a clam too."

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese オオシャコガイ
ō-shako-gai
From Chinese name

Korean 대왕거거
daewang-geogeo
Likely from Chinese name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
大砗磲 / 大硨磲
dà chēqú
Tridacna gigas; named for its pearl, full etymology unknown

Russian Гигантская тридакна
Gigantskaya tridakna
Tridacna gigas

Dutch Reuzendoopvontschelp Giant Tridacna, lit. "giant basin shellfish"

German Gigas-Riesenmuschel Gigas giant bivalve

European Spanish Taclobo gigante Giant Tridacna

European French Bénitier colossal Giant Tridacna, lit. "giant basin"

Italian Tridacna gigante Giant Tridacna