, common name undulate venus
, is a species
of saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk
in the family Veneridae
, the Venus clams.
Distribution and habitat
This species inhabits the inshore shallow sandy seabed in the Indo-West Pacific (Red Sea to Papua New Guinea; north to Japan and south to New South Wales).
Shells of Paratapes undulatus
can reach a length of .
These clams are a popular food in most Asian countries including China
, the Philippines
File:Paphia undulata - Osaka Museum of Natural History - DSC07768.JPG|Paratapes undulatus, museum specimen
File:Kraphao hoi lai.jpg|Paratapes undulatus used as food in Thailand