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Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Family Cardiidae
Large cockle
awaiting identification*
Family Cardiidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This large cockle is sometimes seen on some of our shores, usually alone on sandy areas near seagrasses, coral rubble and reefs.

Features: 5-6cm long. The two-part shell is thick and heavy, oval to rectangular and hemispherical (not flat). There are strong ribs sometimes with beads along the ribs. When submerged, a fringe of short tentacles may emerge from the shell opening.

Sentosa, Nov 09

Sentosa, Nov 09

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Large cockles on Singapore shores

Photos of Large cockles for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Lazarus Island, Feb 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her flickr.
Pulau Jong, Nov 08


Cyrene Reef, Aug 16
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