Discussion in 'Clams' started by tangov559, Mar 19, 2005.
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How can i tell the differnce from a crocea to a maxima clam?
Going from memory ( I had a crocea until I pulled it off a rock too hard) a crocea was kind of rounder with softer edges.. a maxima has sharper more defined edges and are generally much smaller.
Pulling out Gresham's 'Giant Clams by Daniel Knop' book that I still have to give back ;D (sorry G!) heh.. it says the following..
"long, densly packed rows of scales only at the upper rim, the lower half of the shell is smooth."
"few long scales, shell with file resembling horizontal corrugations."
Umm. Yeah. How about some pics:
hope that helps,
Hey Matt. Those links don't work (for me anyhow). The message I get is "Could not open template config file"
Whoa. Looks like Barry at Clams Direct is messing with his site too. :
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