Paratapes undulatus

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Paratapes undulatus
Veneridae - Paratapes undulatus.JPG
A view of a valve of Paratapes undulatus. Museum specimen
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Subclass: Heterodonta
Order: Veneroida
Superfamily: Veneroidea
Family: Veneridae
Genus: Paratapes
Species: P. undulatus
Binomial name
Paratapes undulatus
Born, 1778
  • Paphia undulata (Born, 1778)
  • Paratapes scordalus Iredale, 1936
  • Venus rimosa Philippi, 1847
  • Venus undulata Born, 1778

Paratapes undulatus, common name undulate venus, is a species of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species inhabits inshore shallow sandy seabed in Indo-West Pacific (Red Sea, to Papua New Guinea; north to Japan and south to New South Wales).[2]


Shells of Paratapes undulatus can reach a length of 6.5 centimetres (2.6 in).[2]

Human culture[edit]

These clams are used as food in some Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam.



  • Huber M. (2015). Compendium of bivalves 2. Harxheim: ConchBooks. 907 pp