Coralline Clam: New cryptic giant clam species is a perfect coralline algae mimic

The Coralline Clam is a new species of Tridacna giant clam has been found living in plain sight on the shallow reefs of the Solomon Islands. The very unusual clam species was discovered by Julian Sprung on some recent shallow…

Saving Giants, new Ebook on giant clams by Gerald Heslinga available now

When we first got wind of Gerald Heslinga’s new book on giant clams, Saving Giants was an obligatory download to our iPad ebook collection; the giant clam authority and IPSF frontman knows a thing or two about Tridacnids. Little did…

Blue Squamosa Clams down to $99 at Old Town Aquarium, Chicago

The Blue Squamosa clam was once the holy grail of Tridacna giant clams, virtually never seen in the aquarium world until a trickle of specimens began to be imported earlier last year. The first few handfuls of the blue squammies…

Giant Clams live in fields at the Bolinao Marine Laboratory, Philippines

Tridacna gigas, the largest of all the giant clams can grow to four feet across and even if most specimens never reach more than three feet long, the weight and size of these bivalves is massive. Once extinct in the Philippines,…

Clam Mania setting up to satisfy your desire for Tridacna

Giant clams are awesome and there’s never been a better time to get into Tridacna. Clams are available from Cocos to cooks, from Vietnam to Tuamotu as well as many farm raised specimens. Every fish store and e-trailer has a…

Tridacna gigas: chronicle of the Waikiki Aquarium’s 30 year old giant clam

Tridacna gigas is the giant clam of this remarkable group of molluscs, and one of the fastest and largest growing clam species. One particular Tridacna gigas clam has been living at the Waikiki Aquarium since bell bottoms were in style and…

Tridacna tevoroa (T. mbalavuana) revealed up close in never before seen detail

Tridacna tevoroa is a very little known species of giant clam with a limited distribution centered around the Tonga Islands. The living specimens of the “Devil Clam” was described as Tridacna tevoroa but it was originally described as Tridacna mbalavuana from just…

Tridacna costata pics shows what makes this clam unique (From the Archives)

This story about Tridacna costata was originally published over three years ago. Almost nothing more has come to our attention regarding the little known Tridacna costata from the Red Sea, so here’s a refresher You know, when the first reports surfaced of…

Blue Squamosa clams appear in small batch at Renaissance Aquatics

Ah the Blue Squamosa Clam, the rarest color form of the widely available Tridacna squamosa is almost never seen, but a “big” batch of these rare gems is already in the United States. Any given year, we may see one,…

DeJong Marinelife scores a beautiful crop of Tuamotu Maxima Clams

Giant clams are the jewels of the reef and of reef aquariums but for all their glory, we spend way too little time talking about Tridacna clams. It’s been a while since we’ve touched on them, but at a recent…