genus Tridacna


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Noun1.genus Tridacna - type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clamsgenus Tridacna - 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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These trees had essentially the same topology as that obtained by the NJ method, except for the positions of the three closely related clams in the genus Tridacna (T.
Due to the computational limitations, we selected nine clam species for a maximum likelihood analysis; one from subclass Pteriomorphia (Mytilus edulis) as an outgroup, two from zooxanthellate Cardiidae (Corculum cardissa and Fragumfragum), two from azooxanthellate Cardiidae (Vasticardium flavum and Fulvia mutica), two from the genus Tridacna (Tridacna gigas and T.