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Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Family Veneridae
Bean-shaped venus clams
Awaiting identification

Family Veneridae
updated May 2020
Where seen? This pretty clam that with striking lines patterns is sometimes seen on our Northern shores, on sandy areas near seagrasses.

Features: 3-4cm. Shell thick, relatively smooth, oval, longer than broad and somewhat bean-shaped. Often with a pattern of fine V-shapes. Some Paphia species have this shape, but other venus clams species may also have this shape.

Paphia textile?

Changi, May 05

Changi, Jun 06

Tuas, Apr 05

Dead clams.

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

Bean-shaped venus clams on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Pasir Ris, Feb 19
Photo shared by Liz Lim on facebook.
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