Asian Clam 
Corbicula fluminea
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Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea)

Asian Clam

Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) has been identified in the Finger Lakes of Otisco, Owasco, Seneca, Canandaigua, Massapequa, and Keuka Lake; in Erie and Champlain Canal, Walkill and Hudson River, Lake George, and the Adirondack region.

Asian clams cause ecological devastation, overheating of boat engines and millions of dollars in damage. Please visit the resources below for additional information.


Asian Clam Brochure - This PDF brochure from CCE-Onondaga tells how to identify the Asian clam, where it is found in New York State, what effect it has on the environment, and precautions boaters can take so it is not spread further.

Asian Clam Map - A map from USGS displaying the spread of Asian clam across the United States.

Asian Clam in the St. Lawrence - a research article covering the North American range extension of the invasive Asian clam in a St. Lawrence River power station thermal plume.

Benthic Barrier Instructions - Step by step instructions with images for building a Benthic Barrier: wood frame construction.

Corbicula Map (iMap) - map from iMapInvasives displaying the NY distribution of Asian clam.

New York Invasive Species Fact Sheet - Covers history, identification, and impacts of Asian clam.

Last updated July 26, 2019