Clam ID Help Appreciated. - They Are Squamosas for Sure :)

Discussion in 'Clams' started by RedGambit, Sep 28, 2010.

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  1. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    So I just purchased a few clams the other day, And I have a funny feeling they arent marked correctly species wise. I would just like some reassurance that my gut feeling is right. They are marked as T.Derasa, But I feel that they are T.Squamosa.

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    In Picture One, If anyone has an ID on that algea it would be appreciated as well.
     
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  3. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    They look like ORA Derasa to me. Can you get pics of the chutes?
     
  4. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    This is an ORA T.Derasa From Liveaquarias Divers Den I got:
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    Shell is smooth ...
     
  5. reefmonkey

    reefmonkey Giant Squid

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    Obviously I'm of no help LOL but they are cool looking clams no matter what.
     
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  6. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    That is a Cooks Island Blue Spotted Squamosa next to another Derasa.
     
  7. jonjonwells

    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    Good call. I completely overlooked the visible chutes. I vote Squamosa.
     
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  9. blackraven1425

    blackraven1425 Giant Squid

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    The shell isn't smooth like a derasa on those first two. Look like a squamosa to me.
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree they sure look a lot like squamosa, the scutes of the shell, the broad width of the shell. The coloration of the second looks very much like a derasa, but derasas have a nice smooth shell. Very interesting, I hope someone can give a definitive answer. But I agree they look squamosa to me.
     
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree with squamosa.
     
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  12. RedGambit

    RedGambit Giant Squid

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    Any other thoughts, or are we pretty much all guessing its a T.Squamosa