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 two extant genera of Tridacninae, Hippopus, and Tridacna, contain 12 recognized species (ter Poorten 2015a, 2015b): Hippopus hippopus (Linnaeus, 1758), Hippopus porcellanus (Rosewater, 1982), Tridacna crocea (Lamarck, 1819), Tridacna derasa (Roding, 1798), Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758), Tridacna maxima (Roding, 1798), Tridacna mbalavuana (Ladd, 1934), Tridacna ningaloo (Penny & Willan, 2014), Tridacna noae (Roding, 1798), Tridacna rosewateri (Sirenko & Scarlato, 1991), Tridacna squamosa (Lamarck, 1819), and Tridacna squamosina (Sturany, 1899).
This study investigated the effects of reduced salinity on the heterotrophic capabilities of juvenile giant clams Tridacna gigas under hatchery conditions.
1999): Tridacna gigas juveniles symbiotic with Symbiodinium from conspecific clams survived better than the juveniles with Symbiodinium from heterospecific clams, whereas Hippopus hippopus juveniles symbiotic with Symbiodinium from heterospecific clams survived better than the juveniles with Symbiodinium from conspecific clams.