seen? These little clams are often seen among hard corals
on many of our Southern shores.
Features: Diameter 1-1.5cm. A
circular two-part shell. In some the shell is covered with encrusting
fluff, in others, some patterns may be seen. They are often seen in
hard corals with branching or leafy forms such as Acropora
corals (Acropora sp.), Crinkled
sandpaper coral (Psammocora sp.) and Branching
pore coral (Porites sp.).
This page includes all the little clams found in hard corals, for
convenience of display. It is possible that they are different species
and may even not be scallops but belong to other families.
Beting Bemban Besar, Apr 10
Pulau Hantu, Apr 07
Sisters Island, Feb 10
Tanah Merah, Jun 11
scallops on Singapore shores
*Species are difficult
to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of