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Boring clam

Tridacna crocea

Description:

It grows to a maximum shell size of 15 cm.

Habitat:

The boring clam is native to the Indo-Pacific

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8 Comments

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 4 years ago

Colours in this photo are amazing...far from boring 😀

The MnMs
The MnMs 4 years ago

Congrats! I also find them everything but boring 😊

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Congratulations Marek, your Boring Clam is our Spotting the Day. You'll also find the answer to your question in the write-up and the reference below:

"There's nothing boring about this Boring Clam (Tridacna crocea), our Spotting of the Day! This colorful clam goes by many common names, but owes the "boring" qualifier to its burrowing into the subtrates on which it lives, such as corals. The boring clam is the smallest clam in the subfamily Tridacnidae ("giant clams"), a group of very large saltwater marine bivalve mollusks in the family Cardiidae. This picture shows the clam's expanded mantle with numerous protrusions on its upper surface. The slit-like opening in the mantle is the clam's inhalent syphon (where water is drawn into the clam's body); the exhalent siphon (where water exits the clam’s body) is the chimney-like structure in the centre.
Read more about this fascinating clam here: https://buff.ly/2EkLjnB "

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Brian38
Brian38 4 years ago

Amazing! I love the emerald studs!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Interesting clam!

Marek Koszorek
Marek Koszorek 4 years ago

I don't know why it is called boring clam. I find them quite interesting 😀

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Spectacular, wow!

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 4 years ago

The look of it is anything but boring; I assume the name refers to something it does.

Marek Koszorek
Spotted by
Marek Koszorek

ภูเก็ต, จังหวัดภูเก็ต, Thailand

Spotted on Feb 4, 2018
Submitted on Feb 4, 2018

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