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(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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Otros organismos de importancia en el mercado de los acuarios marinos son el caracol turbo (Turbo spp.), almeja gigante (Tridacna spp.), camaron bandeado (Tectus spp.) y caracol bola (Trochus spp.) (Wood, 2001; Wabnitz et al., 2003; Balaji et al., 2007, 2009).
These are debris from making clam-shell Tridacna gigas artefacts.
1975) examined the giant clam, Tridacna maxima, which is common on coral reefs throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans (Yonge 1975).
The police said 127 pieces of fossilized Manlot or Tridacna gigas, the largest shell in the Philippines, were confiscated from the three men reported to be hoarding the clams.
ABSTRACT Monitoring gonad maturation for protandrous and functional hermaphrodite species such as the giant clam Tridacna maxima is difficult due to the juxtaposition and relative proportion of male and female tissues in the gonad [gonadal sex ratio (GSR)].
253.6 112.5 -- 13.7 379.8 Thais tuberosa 14 -- -- -- 14 Tridacna maxima 1030.7 1794 2780.9 26 5631.6 Tridacna spp.
The bureau started planning the entrapment operation in December last year after receiving information that certain individuals from Tarlac were looking for buyers of pearls and giant clams locally known as Taklobo (scientific name: Tridacna gigas).
To determine the characteristics of Symbiodinium that improve the symbiosis rate of giant clams (Tridacna crocea and Tridacna maxima), we conducted experiments simulating a typical Japanese seed production method that rears giant clams in unsterilized seawater with no food or antibiotics.
The primary burial(s) are apparently Neolithic, with ground stone and Tridacna spp.
Benzie and Williams (1992) have also reported little differentiation among GBR populations of the giant clam Tridacna gigas.
The little strip of white sand hugged by a mangrove forest is surrounded by 235 ha of coral reef that is home to giant clam (Tridacna gigas) and helmet shell (Cassinae), locally known as 'budyong,' a threatened species of shellfish seldom seen alive in Philippine waters.