20 Jul 2018 22:26 CEST
  • Taxon

    LimidaElectric ClamCtenoides ales

  • Date

    12 Mar 2018 21:23

  • Notes

    Saw this Ctenoides ales while diving at Lembeh Strait. According Wikipedia;Ctenoides ales is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Limidae, the file clams. It is known by the names electric flame scallop, disco scallop, electric clam and disco clam. The clam has been given these nicknames because its soft tissues flash light like a disco ball. It is the only bivalve known to have light displays.

Identification state

Verify the Species 
Rick van Groningen, SC911. Accessible at https://sealifecollection.org/v/911.

Extended version
Rick van Groningen, SC911. Video of Ctenoides ales. Accessible at https://sealifecollection.org/v/911.

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