Bear paw clam

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Bear tail clam
Hippopus hippopus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Tridacnidae
Genus: Hippopus
Species: H. hippopus
Binomial name
Hippopus hippopus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

The bear paw clam, also known as the horse's hoof clam or strawberry clam, Hippopus hippopus, is a species of large saltwater clam, a tropical marine bivalve mollusk in the family Tridacnidae, the giant clam family.


This species is found in American Samoa, Australia, Fiji, Guam, possibly India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, New Caledonia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and possibly Thailand.