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giant clam

n.
Any of various very large bivalve mollusks of the subfamily Tridacninae, found in tropical waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and including the largest living mollusks.
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Noun1.giant clam - a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 poundsgiant clam - 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 first-ever spawning on site of the Palawan native species of the biggest giant clam, in order to help increase its declining population, was held recently at Western Philippines University (WPU) Hatchery in Binduyan, Puerto Princesa City.
The pearl was hidden inside a giant clam and was bought by Reyes's grandfather from a Filipino fisherman back in 1959.
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Few records exist of giant clam juveniles without Symbiodinium (Gwyther and Munro, 1981).
(2014) recently resurrected the teardrop giant clam Tridacna noae (Roding 1798) from synonymy with Tridacna maxima (Roding 1798) on the basis of reproductive isolation in culture, genetic distance, and mantle morphology and ornamentation.
The world's largest natural giant clam pearl may have been recovered, according to Philippine officials.
They listen to singing sea turtles, ride a fantastic underwater carousel, and watch spotlighted sea creatures perform a talent show inside a giant clam shell.
Amazing double-page color images are as likely to be of traditional fishing on the Ivory Coast, a herd of cattle on the shores of a lagoon in Uruguay, or a shrimp farm in Taiwan as the technicolor mantle of a giant clam or the eye of a whale looking back at the camera.
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"This particular species is one of the largest types of giant clam in the world.
"They are also known as the smooth giant clam because their shell is quite flat in appearance and it is only when they begin to open that you see the beautiful colouration and markings of the mollusc inside."