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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Mollusca | Class Bivalvia
  Photo by Tan Bee HongGiant Mud Clam
Geloina

Family Geloinidae


This genus is one of the largest mangrove bivalves, growing to diameters of up to 8cm. Fairly common in sheltered mangrove areas. It is occasionally collected for food. Dead shells are common on the mud, but the live animals prefer soft, often anaerobic mud.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre