CONTENTS
Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Molluscs
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
 
Clams
Marcia marmorata
Family Veneridae


These bivalves are often collected during low tide for food. They have short siphons and live buried just beneath the surface of muddy sandflats.

They belong to a large family of edible bivalves that include the Kepah (Meretrix meretrix), Gurap (Gafrarium tumidum) and Semoncong (Anomalocardia squamosa).

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close-ups of empty shells
Two common colour morphs
of Marcia marmorata
Top row: left valves
Bottom row: right valves
Shell lengths about 2.4 cm
What is mangrove?
Introduction

The Ecosystem

Abiotic
Biotic

Value
Intro
Products
Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

History
Mangroves to visit
Conservation
 
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre