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Clam ID please

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Finhead1

Just wanted to see if I am correct in the ID on this guy. I believe it's a Teardrop Maxima but wanted confirmation before I purchase, so I can have optimal placement ect.

Thanks for any replies.

 

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RayWhisperer

Looks like a maxima to me. A better look at the scutes and shell might give you a 100% ID. But I'm about 99.573% sure it's a maxima.

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ezcompany

maxima. I'm around 99.574% sure

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mystersyster

I'm about .426% sure its a crocea clam.

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Anden

That is a tridacna, sorry i know not funny.

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Finhead1

You guys are great help. LOL T. Noae is what I believe he is

 

Got him yesterday, took to the tank and the Kessil very well. :)

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mystersyster

That clam looks really happy in your tank. Great score.

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RayWhisperer

Been out of the loop for a while. When did the describe teardrops as a full seperate species? I always thought T. noae was T. maxima sp. noae. A sub species, or geographical variant.

 

Maybe they've been a seperate species all along and I'm just stupid....

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Finhead1

Been out of the loop for a while. When did the describe teardrops as a full seperate species? I always thought T. noae was T. maxima sp. noae. A sub species, or geographical variant.

 

Maybe they've been a seperate species all along and I'm just stupid....

 

Looks to be about 2 years ago, https://reefbuilders.com/2014/11/17/tridacna-noae-teardrop-maxima-clam/

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