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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ABSTRACT The recent resurrection of a Tridacna maxima sensu Rosewater (1965) ecotype as a distinct species, Tridacna noae (Roding, 1798), has raised concerns that inadvertent confusion of the two species in the past may have led to overestimates of T.
These are fashioned from a variety of raw materials, including Melo, Trochus, Conus, Tridacna and Nassarius that predominantly date from c.
They took detail measurements of light inside the clams, Tridacna derasa, T.
secale) and the tridacrid clam Tridacna squamosa (Maoka et al.
409'E, north of Tridacna Atoll, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua Province, Indonesia, 70 m, clove oil and hand net, M.
Storm blown materials over the land surface, however, included abundant hand-sized shells of a bivalve mollusk of the genus Tridacna.
The large decorated Tridacna clams are one of the highlights of the Paris exhibition; large tridacna squamosa shells were used as cosmetic receptacles and intricately decorated inside and out with Egyptian scenes, featuring lotuses and beautification rituals.
Found mostly in buildings, but also in caves, under Tridacna shell on ground, and in webs on vegetation.
Genetic variation in Tridacna maxima, an ecological analog of some unsuccessful evolutionary lineages.
Like corals, the giant clam Tridacna, which can attain a length of 1.
Some favored species, such as giant clams, Tridacna spp.
10m (midden) Wk-21953 Pre-stone architecture, Tridacna sp.