Paratapes undulatus

Paratapes undulatus, 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 .

Human culture

These clams are a popular food in most Asian countries including China, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.


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