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NISMO703
09/19/2015, 02:24 PM
I bought this clam as a blue maxima about a year ago. Comaring/looking at vendors and other members pics, I dont think my clam is a maxima.

Could anyone please confirm the type of clam I have? Thanks.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsi5xjhkgh.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsi5xjhkgh.jpg.html)

ca1ore
09/19/2015, 04:22 PM
Not a great photo, but I'd be inclined to agree that it's not a maxima, rather a Crocea.

NISMO703
09/19/2015, 06:50 PM
Not a great photo, but I'd be inclined to agree that it's not a maxima, rather a Crocea.

Thanks, I thought it looked like a crocea also but wanted to make sure. Here's a couple better photos

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/424AA3B8-2449-4087-BA41-A9E7F5AF0C86_zpsjnkhdh0f.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/424AA3B8-2449-4087-BA41-A9E7F5AF0C86_zpsjnkhdh0f.jpg.html)

NISMO703
09/19/2015, 06:51 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/CF3440FC-5A93-4671-8645-CA5D26FEB9DC_zpskeysrmvx.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/CF3440FC-5A93-4671-8645-CA5D26FEB9DC_zpskeysrmvx.jpg.html)

Stevenliu9
09/19/2015, 09:43 PM
Kinda looks like a crocea

ca1ore
09/20/2015, 07:32 AM
Can you take a photo under daylight spectrum? Complicating identification these days has been the appearance of cross hybrids, particularly of maxima and crocea (though I have also seen max x Squamosa and Deresa x gigas).

whitrose02
09/20/2015, 01:05 PM
Especially take a pic of the shell that's the easiest way to tell the difference.

Giovanni
09/20/2015, 10:08 PM
kinda looks like a crocea

+1

toshiba
09/20/2015, 10:24 PM
The shell looks like a crocea, but the pattern looks like a maxima...need a better picture.

NISMO703
09/22/2015, 06:22 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/4509A68E-F0FE-4467-882D-C90D39B103F6_zpshngoignj.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/4509A68E-F0FE-4467-882D-C90D39B103F6_zpshngoignj.jpg.html)

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/F2FBE8D4-3F06-4497-B6B8-A76B09B98023_zpssy8aytus.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/F2FBE8D4-3F06-4497-B6B8-A76B09B98023_zpssy8aytus.jpg.html)

NISMO703
09/22/2015, 06:25 PM
Thanks guys, I appreciate your input. I took a couple more pics with whites only on my kessil. Its hard to get a good pic of the clam bc of the angle hes at. Hopefully these work.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn185/NISMODMV/F2FBE8D4-3F06-4497-B6B8-A76B09B98023_zpssy8aytus.jpg (http://s304.photobucket.com/user/NISMODMV/media/F2FBE8D4-3F06-4497-B6B8-A76B09B98023_zpssy8aytus.jpg.html)

Stevenliu9
09/22/2015, 09:17 PM
The best way to tell is if you can take a picture of the underside of the clam- see it's bysall opening

icy1155
09/23/2015, 06:54 AM
The lines in the mantle make me think of T. derasa. Add that to the lack of visible scutes on the shell and what looks to be about 6 folds in the shell and my vote is firmly for a T. derasa.

Coralreefer1
09/27/2015, 02:43 AM
The clam is a maxima, no a Crocea, due to the scutes on the shell, where croceas have a smoother shell.