The clam is a vernacular name for various sea bivalve molluscs, such as Ruditapes decussatus (common or European clam), Venerupis, and Ruditapes philippinarum3 (Manila clams, the most common in food). The clam is a bivalve mollusc that belongs to the Veneridae family and that particularly likes sandy bottoms where it buries itself deeply in order to escape its predators. 
The clam is a genuine source of several minerals including iron, selenium, manganese, copper, zinc and phosphorus. These characteristics, combined with its high protein and low fat percentages, give clams a guaranteed spot in every healthy diet.