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Wonderful Wacky Water Critters

Fingernail or Pill Clam

Fingernail or Pill Clam

This pale tiny clam never gets bigger than a fingernail. It s even commonly called a fingernail clam. It likes to live on the bottom of a small pond or brook. Just like its bigger cousin, the pill clam filters bits of plants and organic debris out of the water. All clams have two tubes on the top of the "foot." One sucks in water containing food and oxygen. The other shoots out the clam's waste.

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