New Species of Giant Clam

A new species of giant clam has been discovered in the Red Sea.

Fossils suggest that, about 125,000 years ago, the species Tridacna costata accounted for more than 80% of the area’s giant clams.

The species may now be critically endangered, researchers report in Current Biology journal.



  1. #1 Ben Zvan
    September 1, 2008

    Geez Greg, I got all excited to learn there was a new species of giant clam, but then you say they’re endangered? What am I going to do for my famous Giant Clam Chowder now?