Derasa Clam: Striped w/ Blue Rim – Aquacultured, Size < 1 inch

Tridacna derasa


The Derasa Clam (Tridacna derasa) is a species of marine bivalve that is native to the Indo-Pacific region. It is a large clam, typically growing to a maximum length of about 12 inches. The Derasa Clam is distinctive in appearance, with a striped shell and a blue rim around the edges. It is a popular species in the aquarium trade and is known for its beautiful coloring and unique appearance. In the wild, Derasa Clams can be found in reefs and lagoons at depths of up to 50 feet, where they filter feed on plankton and other small organisms. They are typically found in the Indo-Pacific region, including the Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. The term “aquacultured” refers to an animal that has been raised in an artificial environment, such as a hatchery or an aquarium, rather than being caught in the wild. Aquacultured Derasa Clams are often preferred by aquarists because they are generally healthier and easier to acclimate to captive conditions than wild-caught clams.

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