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joshky
03/15/2016, 01:49 PM
I don't know what it is, it was sold to me as a Squamosa but I've had my doubts from day one.

Top down
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1603/25187004480_638cccd4be_o.png

Side
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1574/25186053884_1ae953f2d3_o.png

Byssal
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1624/25515864430_5d657b2ee1_o.png

Bagabaga
03/15/2016, 09:50 PM
Here's a pretty great guide!

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2002-07/jf/feature/

joshky
03/15/2016, 11:10 PM
Thanks, I've tried to ID it myself and was hoping for experts to chime in. I'm thinking it might be a hybrid but who knows?

solidcore
03/16/2016, 10:13 AM
looks like a maxima to me

Rallos
03/18/2016, 04:43 PM
Looks like a maxima to me too.

OrionN
03/18/2016, 04:52 PM
Look like a Crocea/Squamosa hybrid to me.
Opening is too small for Crocea. not elongated like Maxima and the numbers of folds is too low for Maxima. Color patterns look like Crocea. I have seen Crocea/Squamosa that look like that also.

joshky
03/23/2016, 11:04 AM
Look like a Crocea/Squamosa hybrid to me.
Opening is too small for Crocea. not elongated like Maxima and the numbers of folds is too low for Maxima. Color patterns look like Crocea. I have seen Crocea/Squamosa that look like that also.

That's what I was thinking as well, I just don't know enough about clams, especially hybrids to say for sure. I think I'm going to place it in the rock work and see if it likes being up higher, it's never fully thrived being on the sand bed in any of my systems and I did this under the assumption it was a squamosa.

One thing I will say is it's not a maxima, shell shape/length just isn't right, I have a nice 5.5" maxima to compare to.

Thanks you all for your responses.

juniorrocketdad
03/23/2016, 12:23 PM
I had one very similar that was sold to me as a crocea so that is my guess

MondoBongo
03/23/2016, 12:45 PM
the scutes on the shell make me think not a T. crocea, but the mantle does look very crocea like. i could buy it as a hybrid.

calk me Q
03/28/2016, 01:44 AM
crocea~~