Flame Scallop (Lima scabra)

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Flame Scallop

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Flame scallop

Lima scabra

114 Litres (30 US G.)

7.1-7.6cm (2.8-3 ")


8.1 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

9-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Pellet Foods
Flake Foods
Live Foods
Other (See article)

27-30 years



Additional names

Rough Fileclam, Red Flame Scallop, Red File Shell Clam

Additional scientific names

Limaria scabra

Range[edit | edit source]

Endemic to the Caribbean

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Not sexually dimorphic

Tank Compatibility[edit | edit source]

Filter feeder

Diet[edit | edit source]

Filter feeder; filters plankton out of water; feed individually

Feeding Regime[edit | edit source]


Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

Reef tank

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

Builds nest of rocks, and coral to imbed itself in or will wedge itself into a crevice

Identification[edit | edit source]

Rough white shell with red tentacles, hence the common name 'flame scallop'

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