Thorny Oyster

Thorny Oyster from Blane Peruns TheSea

Thorny Oyster – Shy, but Scary-Looking Clams

The thorny oyster, also known as spondylus, is a genus of clams, bivalve mollusks that are quite common in the waters of the Caribbean, especially between Brazil and the Carolinas. Spondylus species can also be found in the Indo-Pacific region, especially around Australia, China, Japan and the Philippines. They prefer coral reefs and … read more...

Squamosa Clam

Squamosa Clam from Blane Peruns TheSea

The Squamosa Clam – a Large, Colorful and Widespread Clam Species

The squamosa clam, also known as the scaly clam or the fluted giant clam is among the largest and hardiest species of clams known today. Common from the coasts of Africa, throughout the Indo-Pacific and all the way from the costs of Japan to Australia, squamosal clams are adaptable … read more...

Maxima Clam

Maxima Clam from Blane Peruns TheSea

The Maxima Clam – Large, Sessile Bivalves of the Indo-Pacific

The maxima clam, also known as the small giant clam, is a species of sessile mollusks common across the Indo-Pacific region. Their preferred habitat is on coral reefs – they usually live in well-lit areas, attached to the upper part of corals or in the sandy substrate.

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Derasa Clam

Derasa Clam from Blane Peruns TheSea

Derasa Clam – A Large and Colorful Mollusk with a Smooth Shell

The Derasa clam, also known as the Southern giant clam or the smooth giant clam, is one of the largest species of mollusks that live in the world’s seas and oceans and also among the longest-lived marine creatures, often living to over 200 years. Native to the shallow … read more...

Crocea Clam

Crocea Clam from Blane Peruns TheSea

The Boring Clam or Crocea Clam – A Small Bivalve Species from the Indo-Pacific

The boring clam, crocea clam, crocus clam, or better known to scientists and marine biologists as the Tridacna crocea, is a small creature with thick valves that usually features dim, gray and white colors, sometimes also containing a hint of yellow, orange or red. This species … read more...