Tridacna


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tridacna

(traɪˈdæknə)
n
(Animals) any of the bivalve molluscs of the genus Tridacna, including the giant clam
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Noun1.tridacna - type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clamsTridacna - type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams
mollusk genus - a genus of mollusks
family Tridacnidae, Tridacnidae - large marine hard-shell clams
giant clam, Tridacna gigas - a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds
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The study, funded by the National Parks Board of Singapore, found that the worlds largest giant clam species, Tridacna gigas, is the most threatened mollusc.
2014) recently resurrected the teardrop giant clam Tridacna noae (Roding 1798) from synonymy with Tridacna maxima (Roding 1798) on the basis of reproductive isolation in culture, genetic distance, and mantle morphology and ornamentation.
In February, an ocular monitoring by the team showed that the reef houses a juvenile Tridacna sp.
Today's giant clamshells, Tridacna Gigas, are heavily protected.
In chapter one, the horse bridle frontlets from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud afford the springboard for Feldman's critical analysis of traditional methods of connoisseurship, as well as for her discussion of comparanda seen in such items as engraved tridacna shells and stone orthostat reliefs.
Sutas Singbamroong (Dubai Central Laboratory, United Arab Emirates) and co-authors presented observations of natural non-nacreous pearls reportedly from various Tridacna clam species.
He said most of the giant clams in the area, around 2,800 of them, are the Tridacna Squamosa or the Fluted Giant Clams.
secale) and the tridacrid clam Tridacna squamosa (Maoka et al.
Solis & Heslinga (1989) verified that the use of pure oxygen in the transportation systems for Tridacna derasa clam seeds produced better survival in the range of 16 to 48 h compared to systems exposed to only atmospheric air.
2] (dry weight) in Tridacna squamosa on the Great Barrier Reef (SchOnberg 2002: 317).