Clams vs. Mussels: Key Differences Explained

Clams and mussels are both mollusks, and although they are obviously different in flavor, people don’t know much else off the top of their heads. We’ll go through all of their unique features.

Clams vs Mussels: Habitat

Clam: Freshwater & saltwater; halfway buried Mussel: Freshwater & saltwater; attached to substrate in groups

Clams vs Mussels: Shell

Clam: Round or long (razor) shaped, stout, fat, smooth, oval equally-sized halves, organs inside, hard to open Mussel: Oblong, irregular round, thin, rough, and either black, dark blue or brown, silver or grey inside

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