family Tridacnidae


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Noun1.family Tridacnidae - large marine hard-shell clamsfamily Tridacnidae - large marine hard-shell clams  
mollusk family - a family of mollusks
genus Tridacna, Tridacna - type genus of the family Tridacnidae: giant clams
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The distribution and status of giant clams (family Tridacnidae) - a short review.
Included are the reef-building scleractinian corals, many alcyonarians, all of the about eight species of giant clams of the family Tridacnidae, and a few other bivalves (Maruyama et al., 1998).
The giant clams belong to the genera Tridacna and Hippopus (Rosewater, 1965, 1982; Yonge, 1980) in the family Tridacnidae. Less well known clams harboring zooxanthellae belong to the genera Corculum (Kawaguti, 1950) and Fragum (Kawaguti, 1983a; Ohno et al., 1995) in the family Cardiidae.