Tridacna gigas


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Noun1.Tridacna gigas - a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 poundsTridacna gigas - a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds
clam - burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness
genus Tridacna, Tridacna - type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams
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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.
Comparison of different hatchery and nursery culture methods for the giant clam Tridacna gigas.
Today's giant clamshells, Tridacna Gigas, are heavily protected.
The park also houses around 956 Tridacna Gigas or the true giant clams, more than 300 of Tridacna Derasa or the smooth giant clams that are endemic in Australia, 300 and undetermined numbers of Tridacna Maxima or the elongated giant clams, the Tridacna Crocea or the boring crocus clam and Hippopus hippopus or the strawberry/horse hoof clams.
These are debris from making clam-shell Tridacna gigas artefacts.
Atrophy of the zooxanthellal tubular system in bleached giant clams Tridacna gigas.
Random mating of the giant clam, Tridacna gigas, over 2000 km within a highly connected reef complex, the Great Barrier Reef, was inferred from allozyme data (Benzie and Williams 1992b), but significant genetic differentiation was later detected between populations from the Great Barrier Reef, Melanesia and Micronesia (Benzie 1993; Benzie and Williams 1995).
The largest species, Tridacna gigas, grows over a period of several decades to nearly 5 feet in length, with a shell that can weigh more than 400 pounds.
2012), Tridacna derasa and Tridacna gigas (Beckvar 1981), Tridacna maxima (LaBarbera 1975, Jameson 1976, Alcazar & Solis 1986), and Tridacna squamosa (LaBarbera 1975, Fitt & Trench 1981).
Photosynthesis and respiration in Tridacna gigas as a function of irradiance and size.
In 2006, the company released 150 pieces of the Tridacna gigas, an endangered species of giant clams, near the waters of Panian mine on Semirara Island in Caluya, Antique province.
1988) studied gonad maturation of the giant clam Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758) (subfamily Tridacninae) by qualitatively characterizing the maturity stages of male and female tissues.