tonga

Unseen Corals: Orange Lobactis scutaria sighted at Quality Marine

Orange is one of the most highly sought-after coral colors for the aquarium hobby, we collectively freak out when any type of coral is discovered in orange garb. We’ve featured so many different orange coral ‘firsts’ over the years, including…

Face to face with the mythical Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana

We’ve been writing about the devil clam, Tridacna mbalavuana (formerly T. tevoroa) for years, and even more so in the last couple months since Tonga loosened up its exports of giant clams. But finally, this week we had the chance to see a real…

Cool Tonga giant clams coming through Pacific Aqua Farms

After years of shipping out some really neat corals, the Kingdom of Tonga has finally moved forwards with permits for the export of wild, giant clams. Tonga is in the heart of giant clam biodiversity with at least eight of…

New island in Tonga will be a front row seat to reef development

Earlier this year a volcanic eruption began forming a new island in Tonga and it’s fairly substantial in size, considering how little time it took to form. At almost a mile long and half a mile wide, this virgin island…

Devil Clam with psychedelic mantle pattern collected in Tonga

It’s been a very productive year for giant clam news with two new species recently described, and no sooner do we get to share the first good aquarium look at the devil giant clam, Tridacna mbalavuana, now we have another series of another…

Up close with the mythical Devil Clam, Tridacna mbalavuana

A Devil Clam has been collected in Tonga and is being offered to the aquarium hobby by Ecological Reef Farms Tonga for the first time ever. These pictures of Tridacna mbalavuana are the best, and closest look we’ve ever had of…