‘Controversial’ Giant Clam Hybrid Proven Possible by Aquaculture Researchers

Nine years ago when we introduced the hybrid Maxea Clams to the world there was a small uproar about the validity of these clams’ pedigree. Despite having wild and pretty evenly blended shell shape and mantle patterns, many skeptics decried…

Teardrop clams from around the world

Ever since the teardrop clam became officially described as a distinct species, we’ve really made an effort to notice and document┬áTridacna noae whenever possible. Thankfully, in just one year we’ve witnessed this unique bivalve all over the world. In just…

Teardrop squamosa clam masquerades as Tridacna noae

You’re probably familiar with teardrop ‘maxima’ clams which were recently described as a new species,┬áTridacna noae. But have you ever heard of a teardrop Squamosa clam? Us neither, but this recently revealed specimen acquired by Global Reef Supply sure does…

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…

Teardrop ‘maxima’ clams are now a distinct species, Tridacna noae

Tridacna noae is a newly recognized species of giant clam which reefers have been enjoying in our aquariums for many years now. We’ve always been told that the morphology of the shells of giant clams is the key to identifying…

We haven’t seen an incredible blue teardrop maxima clam like this in a long time

Blue teardrop maxima clams used to be so common that Reefer Madness alone would serve up a couple each week. In the last few years the supply of blue teardop maxima clams has dried up to a trickle and this…