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Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Subfamily Tridacninae
Fluted giant clam
Tridacna squamosa
Family Tridacnidae
updated Oct 2016
Where seen? This beautifully sculptured giant clam is sometimes seen on our undisturbed Southern shores, near living reefs.

Features: 15-30cm. The two-part shell has 5-6 rows of deep open flutes on the valves. The wavy shell opening faces the sunlight, while the hinged side is firmly attached to rocks or coral rubble in relatively shallow water near living reefs. It does not burrow into coral.

Status and threats: The Fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) is listed as 'Endangered' on the Red List of threatened animals of Singapore. According to the Singapore Red Data Book: "Large specimens have virtually disappeared from our shores. Young specimens are occasionally but infrequently seen".

Sisters Island, Jan 04


Pulau Semakau, Mar 05

Young Fluted giant clam.
Terumbu Semakau, May 12

Pulau Biola, May 10

Pulau Jong, Nov 08

Fluted giant clams on Singapore shores

Photos of Fluted giant clams for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Sentosa Serapong, May 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Lazarus Island, Mar 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Tekukor, Jun 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.


Pulau Semakau, May 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Semakau East, Nov 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Pulau Semakau, 1 May 09

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Terumbu Raya, May 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Beting Bemban Besar, Apr 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Terumbu Semakau, May 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Terumbu Bemban, Apr 11
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Terumbu Bemban, Apr 11
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.


Pulau Salu, Aug 10

Pulau Biola, May 10
 


Pulau Senang, Jun 10

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Pulau Berkas, May 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.


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