CLAM SHELLS FOR COLLECTORS AND CRAFTERS

    Clam shells description, size and prices



  • Clams are bivalves. There are many species found world wide ranging from tiny to the giant specimens the can reach several feet in size>



Cebu Clam Pairs   9/27/13

    Cebu Clam Pairs description, size and price



  • Cebu's are bivalves. They have a top shell and a matching bottom shell hinged together by ligaments. Cebu's are found in the Indo-Pacific region. This shell has given rise to a thriving industry across the Philippines.


  • You will note in the listing picture, this clam is highly polished. The silver nacre pearlized inner shell is seen. This shell is highly prized by collectors for its striking shiny nacre. It is hard to capture the true silvery shine of this shell in the picture. All matching pairs have been sealed back together in the Philippines before shipping. We are not sure what adhesive is used


  • I2-6


  • One Cebu Clam Shell Pair 6 to 6 7/8 inch.....$6.30



  • I3-6


  • One Cebu Clam Shell Pair 7 to 7 7/8 inch......$7



  • I4-6

  • One Cebu Clam Pair 8 to 8 7/8 inch......$9



  • I5-6


  • One Cebu Clam Pair 9 to 9 7/8 inch......$9.45



Cebu Clam Singles   9/27/13

    Cebu Clam Singles description, size and price


  • Cebu's are bivalve. They have a bottom shell and a matching top shell hinged by ligaments. This listing does not have matching top and bottom shells. It is a single shell one half the total bivalve cebu shell. You will receive either the top or bottom of the cebu shell. The singles are all highly polished revealing the inner nacre silvery pearl shine.


  • Y1-11


  • One Cebu Clam Single shell 6 to 6 7/8 inch......$2.45



  • Y2-11

  • One Cebu Clam Single shell 7 to 7 1/2 inch...... $2.80



Tiger Clam Singles    9/27/13

    Tiger Clam Singles


  • Tiger Clams are Lucine clams. These are primarily discoidal shells and have a very small lunule and a long ligament. The ligament can be internal or external. The large narrow front muscle scar and the absence of a pallial sinus distinguishes lucines from the similar venus clams.


  • Lucine clams are found in tropical seas. They range across the Indo-Pacific area and prefer to burrow in sand or mud.


  • G2-10


  • One Tiger Clam 2 to 2 7/8 inch...... .25



  • G1-10

  • One Tiger Clam 3 to 4 inch...... .34



Tiger Clam Polished Singles   9/27/13

    Tiger Clam Polished Singles description, size and price


  • Tiger Clams are Lucine clams. These are primarily discoidal shells and have a very small lunule and a long ligament. The ligament can be internal or external. The large narrow front muscle scar and the absence of a pallial sinus distinguishes lucines from the similar venus clams.


  • Lucine clams are found in tropical seas. They range across the Indo-Pacific area and prefer to burrow in sand or mud.


  • F1-15


  • One Tiger Clam Shell Polished Single 3 to 4 inch...... .85



Tiger Clam Polished Pairs   9/27/13

    Tiger Clam Polished Pairs description, size and price


  • Tiger Clams are Lucine clams. These are primarily discoidal shells and have a very small lunule and a long ligament. The ligament can be internal or external. The large narrow front muscle scar and the absence of a pallial sinus distinguishes lucines from the similar venus clams.


  • Lucine clams are found in tropical seas. They are found across the Indo-Pacific area and prefer to burrow in sand or mud.


  • C1-15

  • One Polished Tiger Clam Pair 3 to 4 inch......$1.05



Baby Quahog Clams  9/27/13

    Baby Quahog Clams description, size and price


  • Quahog clams are found along the Atlantic Coastal area. They have been a very popular food source. As other clams these are bivalves but we are not offering matching upper and lower shells.


  • Q0-8

  • One Baby Quahog Clam shells 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inch....... .04



Baby Pink Clam Pairs   9/27/13

    Baby Pink Clam Shell Pairs


  • Baby Pink Clams pairs are bivalves. They have matching top and bottom shells. These species are found along the Atlantic shore line.


  • AA1-17

  • One Baby Pink Clam Pairs 1 to 1 1/2 inch....... .55



Venus Clam Pairs    9/27/13

    Venus Clam Pairs

  • Species: Paphia Alapapilionis. family. Veneridae. Type: bivalve. It has matching top and bottom shell, hinged together by a ligament. Often called Butterfly-wing Venus. This is an elegant, boat shaped, porcelain like shell. The shell has broad forward pointing umbones and is rounded at the front and rear. Flattened ribs cover the outer shell and are separated by narrow grooves. The hinge is thin and has a long ligament and three cardinal teeth.


  • This species is yellowish orange, spotted and flecked with pale brown. It has four interrupted reddish brown rays.

  • Habitat. This shell is found across the Indo-Pacific region in shallow water in sand. The species is not rare but moderately common.


  • B0-7


  • One Venus Clam Pair 2 to 3 1/3 inch...... .70



  • BB3-7

  • One Venus Clam single (not pairs) 1 to 2 1/2 inch...... .07



Violet Clams   9/27/13

    Violet Clam shells description, size and price


  • Violet clams are bivalves. They are a common shell and attractive for their color and size for various craft projects. These clams are sold as single shells. They are not sold as a matching upper and lower shell.


  • V0-10


  • One Violet Clam singles 1/2 to 1 1/4 inch....... .02



Purple Baby Clams   9/27/13

    Purple Baby Clams description, size and price


  • Purple Baby Clams are bivalves. (We are not offering the matching upper and lower shell in this listing). They are shore line species found in shallow water.


  • V2-10


  • One Purple Baby Clam Single Shell 1 inch or less...... .02



  • Purple Clam Pairs Polished   9/27/13

      Purple Clam Pairs Polished description, size and price.


    • The species is a bivalve. It has top and bottom matching shells which were held together by a ligament. They are now held together by light adhesive. The color is deep purple to a cream color with purple swirls.


    • G1-15

    • One Purple Clam shell pair highly polished 1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inch...... .79



    • G3-15

    • One Purple Clam Pair highly polished 3 to 4 inch......OUT OF STOCK



    Bittersweet Polished Clam Pairs   9/27/13

      Bittersweet Polished Clam Pairs description, size and price


    • Family: Glycymerididae. Species. Glycymeris. Common Name. European Bittersweet.Type. Bivalve with matching top and bottom shell joined with a ligament.


    • European Bittersweet Clams are solid, thick shells with an outline that is almost circular. The ligament occupies a broad, triangular area below the centrally placed umbones.


    • Color. White with dark and pale brown markings in bands and zigzags. This species has a dark brown periostracum.

    • Habitat. North Atlantic European shore South to the Northern African shore. They prefer mud and sand sea floor and are found offshore. They are considered relatively common.


    • K0-04


    • One Polished Bittersweet Clam Shell 2 1/2 to 3 inch......$2.45



    Callista Erycina Clam Pairs   9/27/13

      Callista Erycina Clam shell Pairs description, size and price


    • Family. Veneridae. type. bivalve. This species is offered as a complete bivalve, with matching upper and lower shell. The matching shells are hinged together by a ligament. The ligament deteriorates shortly after the clam dies. The shells are shipped as pairs held together by a light adhesive. Common name. Red Callusta.


    • This species is considered boat shaped, with prominent umbones pointing forward. It has a long external hinge. The shell's front is more rounded than is rear. The ribs are regular spaced, broad and flattened with narrow grooves separating them.



    • Color. can vary. Cream, pale brown and orange red with reddish brown rays. Inside section is yellowish white with orange reddish edges.



    • Habitat. Stretches across the Indo-Pacific from Indian Ocean East to Northern Australian/New zealand shores. They can be found in sand at low tide. They are considered a moderately common shell.


    • F1-24

    • One Callista Erycina Polished Clam shell 2 to 3 inch...... .85



    Silver Clam Polished Singles   9/27/13

      Silver Clam Singles description, size and price.


    • The Silver Clam shell is a bivalve. We are selling this as a single shell rather than matching top and bottom shell of the bivalve. The shell has been polished to the inner nacre leaving a shiny silver color.


    • E1-15

    • One Silver Clam Polished Single 3 to 3 1/2 inch...... .70



    • E2-15


    • One Silver Clam shell single 3 3/4 to 5 inch...... .85



    Silver Clam Pairs   9/27/13

      Silver Clam Pairs description, size and price.


    • The Silver Clam shell is a bivalve. We are selling this as a complete bivalve shell, with a matching top and bottom shell. The shell has been polished to the inner nacre leaving a shiny silver color.


    • D1-15


    • One Silver Clam Shell Polished Pair 3 to 3 1/2 inch...... $1.10



    • D2-15

    • One Silver Clam Polished Pairs 3 3/4 to 5 inch......$1.29



    Semi White Clam   9/27/13

      Semi White Clam Shell


    • Clams are bivalve shells. This means they develop a matching top and bottom shell. Our semi white clams are not sold as complete bivalves. They are sold assorted top or bottom single shell. These clams reside in tropical regions.


    • N1-10

    • One Semi White single Clam Shell apprx 3/4 to 1 1/2 inch...... .03



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