Encyclopedia SpongeBobia
Encyclopedia SpongeBobia

Scallops and clams appear in many episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants. They are depicted as the undersea equivalent of birds and bats.


Scallops and clams are usually light purple, but they can also come in many other different colors. They also have a small reddish tongue inside their mouths.

Role in series

SpongeBob's pet scallop, Shelley, makes frequent appearances in the series, beginning with "Help Wanted." She lives in a birdcage in SpongeBob's bedroom.

In "Rock-a-Bye Bivalve," SpongeBob and Patrick heard a baby scallop crying and decides to take care of it.

In "Valentine's Day," orange chocolate-eating scallops appear. They attack the hot-air balloon that Sandy brings to Patrick. They manage to puncture holes in the balloon, but Sandy lassoes the scallops and uses them to steer the balloon.

In "To Love a Patty," SpongeBob kills a group of ravenous scallops after they try to eat Patty.

In "One Krabs Trash," they appear as scallop bats.

In "The Smoking Peanut," "Clams," "The Thing," "Porous Pockets," "Born to Be Wild," and "Tea at the Treedome," they appear as oversized giant clams.

In the "Clam Up!" short from "House Worming," Prickles is attempting to find a house when a clam seems to ruin each opportunity for a new house.

In "The Clam Whisperer," clams play a major role. SpongeBob and Patrick try to watch the migration of a group of clams, and SpongeBob spreads Krabby Patty bits to get a closer look. However, this results in the clams following SpongeBob to work where they start stealing people's Krabby Patties and causing all kinds of trouble. Mr. Krabs wants to get rid of the clams until they start giving him pearls. SpongeBob becomes a clam himself to guide the clams out of Bikini Bottom.

In "FarmerBob," SpongeBob and Patrick are tasked with getting a pearl from an oyster.

In "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout," a single scallop is one of the party guests, later it sings for SpongeBob at the end. The scallop has visible teeth when it sings.

Crowing instances

The following episodes and movies have scallops and clams appear as the undersea version of a rooster. Their crowing can often be heard when the scene transfers to morning.