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Phylum Mollusca > Class Bivalvia > Family Veneridae
Script venus clam
Circe scripta*
Family Veneridae
updated May 2020
Where seen? This clam is sometimes seen in sandy shores near seagrasses. Elsewhere, they are found on intertidal shores with sand.

About 4-6cm. Shell rather circular, flat, thick with fine concentric ridges. Colour white with various brown lines, often zig-zag patterns.

Tuas, May 07

Pulau Hantu, May 09

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

Script venus clams on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

East Coast (PCN), May 21
Photo shared by Vincent Choo on facebook.

Berlayar Creek, Nov 20
Photo shared by Arjun Sai Krishnan on facebook.

Kusu Island, May 16
Photo shared by Jonathan Tan on facebook.

St John's Island, Mar 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Beting Bemban Besar, Nov 18
Photo shared by Liz Lim on facebook.

Terumbu Pempang Laut, Dec 18
Photo shared by Liz Lim on facebook.

With grateful thanks to Andre Sartori from eBivalvia on EOL's Life Desk for identifying this clam.



  • Tan Siong Kiat and Henrietta P. M. Woo, 2010 Preliminary Checklist of The Molluscs of Singapore (pdf), Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore.
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