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Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Family Cardiidae
Strawberry cockle
Fragum unedo
Family Cardiidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This pretty clam is not often seen, usually on sandy shores near reefs. Elsewhere, they are shallow burrowers in sandy bottoms, often occuring in dense populations.

Features:
4-6cm. The sturdy two-part shell is heavy, squarish with strong ribs marked with little red beads.

Human uses: Elsewhere, it is used in decorative shellcraft and may be eaten by coastal dwellers.

Terumbu Pempang Darat, Jun 10

Dead clam.
Lazarus, Jul 11

Strawberry cockles on Singapore shores

Photos of Strawberry cockles for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Lazarus Island, Nov 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Beting Bemban Besar, May 17
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook.
 


Cyrene Reef, Feb 16
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on facebook.

Cyrene Reef, Feb 16
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on facebook.


Pulau Semakau South, Jul 15

Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on her blog.

Pulau Semakau North, 16
Photo shared by Russel Low on facebook.

Links

References

  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, National University of Singapore.
  • Tan, K. S. & L. M. Chou, 2000. A Guide to the Common Seashells of Singapore. Singapore Science Centre. 160 pp.
  • Abbott, R. Tucker, 1991. Seashells of South East Asia. Graham Brash, Singapore. 145 pp.
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