|Dragon Quest monster|
Art by Akira Toriyama
|First appearance||Dragon Quest V|
The Morphean mollusc is an aquatic monster that first appeared in Dragon Quest V.
The "bako" (hako before "rendaku") in tamatebako means "box", while the "gai" (kai before rendaku) in "tamategai" means "clam". The "tamate" is two seperate words, with "tama" meaning jewel and "te" meaning hand, which would literally mean "tamate" translates to "Jewel Hand", but the words aren't agreed to impart any special meaning in this context, and might be merely phonetic.