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  • Lyons, Y, D Cheong, ML Neo & HF Wong (2018) Managing Giant Clams in the South China Sea. The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law. DOI: 10.1163/15718085-13301048


  • Ip, YK, CZY Koh, KC Hiong, CYL Choo, MV Boo, WP Wong, ML Neo & SF Chew (2017) Carbonic anhydrase 2-like in the giant clam, Tridacna squamosa: characterization, localization, response to light, and possible role in the transport of inorganic carbon from the host to its symbionts. Physiological Reports 5(23): e13494.
  • Neo, ML, CCC Wabnitz, RD Braley, GA Heslinga, C Fauvelot, S Van Wynsberge, S Andréfouët, C Waters, AS-H Tan, ED Gomez, MJ Costello & PA Todd (2017) Chapter 4. Giant clams (Bivalvia: Cardiidae: Tridacninae): A comprehensive update of species and their distribution, current threats and conservation status. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 55. Pp. 87-388. [Invited paper]
  • Neo, ML (2017) Giant grouper at Semakau. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 179.
  • Neo, ML (2017) Possible mating and spawning behaviour of partridge sundial snails. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 121-122.
  • Choy, C, LSM Ying, SHR Lee, MS Choo & ML Neo (2017) Zebra crab on a sea-urchin at Changi Beach. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2017: 96.
  • Neo, ML & JKY Low (2017) First observations of Tridacna noae (Röding, 1798) (Bivalvia: Heterodonta: Cardiidae) in Christmas Island (Indian Ocean). Marine Biodiversity. DOI:10.1007/s12526-017-0678-3
  • Reimer, JD, ME Alves Santos, H Kise, ML Neo, CA Chen & K Soong (2017) Diversity of Zoantharia (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia) at Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea. Regional Studies in Marine Science 12: 49–57. DOI:10.1016/j.rsma.2017.02.006


  • Neo, ML (2016) Chapter 5: More than Just A Pretty Mantle. In: Chan, J, S Sim and R Tan (eds.), Bugs and Quarks: Stories from the Asian Scientist Writing Prize 2015. Pp. 55-60.
  • Teo, A, JR Guest, ML Neo, K Vicentuan & PA Todd (2016) Quantification of coral sperm collected during a synchronous spawning event. PeerJ 4: e2180.


  • Neo, ML, K Vicentuan, SL-M Teo, PLA Erftemeijer & PA Todd (2015) Larval ecology of the fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa, and its potential effects on dispersal models. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 469: 76–82.
  • Neo, ML, BY Lee, K Vicentuan & PA Todd (2015) Dichromatism in the commensal shrimp, Anchistus miersi (De Man, 1888). Marine Biodiversity 45: 877-878.
  • Neo, ML, W Eckman, K Vicentuan-Cabaitan, SL-M Teo & PA Todd (2015) The ecological significance of giant clams in coral reef ecosystems. Biological Conservation 181: 111–123.


  • Neo, ML and KS Loh (2014) Giant clam shells ‘graveyard’ at Pulau Semakau. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2014: 248–249.
  • Neo, ML (2014) New record of nudibranch Goniobranchus collingwoodi in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2014: 147.
  • Lim, KKP, ML Neo, D Ng & CH Toh (2014) New record of Kuiter’s dragonet from Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2014: 103–104.
  • Neo, ML (2014) New record of nudibranch Trapania euryeia in Singapore. Singapore Biodiversity Records 2014: 90.
  • Vicentuan-Cabaitan, K, ML Neo, SL-M Teo, W Eckman & PA Todd (2014) Giant clams host a multitude of epibionts. Bulletin of Marine Science 90: 795-796.
  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2014) Coral reef scientists’ perceptions of giant clam conservation and ecology. Tentacle Newsletter No. 22. Pp. 35-36.


  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2013) Conservation status reassessment of giant clams (Molluscs: Bivalvia: Tridacninae) in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 6: 125–133.
  • Neo, ML, PLA Erftemeijer, JKL van Beek, DS van Maren, SL-M Teo & PA Todd (2013) Recruitment constraints in fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) populations in Singapore waters – A dispersal model approach. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58819. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058819
  • Chong, KY, MAH Chua, ML Neo, DJJ Ng, SM Yaakub, TC Toh, AKS Wee & DL Yong (2013) Chapter 28. Impacts of development on biodiversity in Singapore. In: Appleton, J (ed), Values in Sustainable Development. Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development. Pp. 286–298.
  • Neo, ML, PA Todd, SL-M Teo & LM Chou (2013) The effects of diet, temperature and salinity on survival of larvae of the fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa. Journal of Conchology 41(3): 369–376.


  • Neo, ML (2012) A review of three alien parrots in Singapore. Nature in Singapore 5: 241–248.
  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2012) Population density and genetic structures of the giant clams Tridacna crocea and T. squamosa on Singapore’s reefs. Aquatic Biology 14: 265–275.
  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2012) Giant clams (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Tridacninae) in Singapore: History, Research and Conservation. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 25: 67–78.


  • Neo, ML, PA Todd, LM Chou & SL-M Teo (2011) Spawning induction and larval development in the fluted giant clam, Tridacna squamosa (Bivalvia: Tridacnidae). Nature in Singapore 4: 157–161.
  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2011a) Quantification of water squirting by juvenile fluted giant clams (Tridacna squamosa L.). Journal of Ethology 29: 85–91.
  • Neo, ML & PA Todd (2011b) Predator-induced changes in fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa) shell morphology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 397: 21–26.


  • Neo, ML (2010) The taxonomic status of fig shells, with notes on Ficus variegata (Röding, 1798) (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Ficoidea: Ficidae). Nature in Singapore 3: 117–123.


  • Chim, CK, ML Neo & KS Loh (2009) The status in Singapore of Strombus (Dolomena) marginatus sowerbyorum Visser & Man In’t Veld, 2005 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Strombidae). Nature in Singapore 2: 379–384.
  • Neo, ML, PA Todd, SL-M Teo & LM Chou (2009). Can artificial substrates enriched with crustose coralline algae enhance larval settlement and recruitment in fluted giant clam (Tridacna squamosa)? Hydrobiologia 625: 83–90.



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