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Giant clam

Tridacna gigas


Giant clam (Tridacna gigas). Approximately 1.5 meters wide.


Great Barrier reef, Mackay reef.

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Blogie 6 years ago

Hi there! Pls join our new mission: Mollusca.

DeagolMarquez 7 years ago

well, this lovely shell is an invertebrate, that is the category in which belongs...

lori.tas 7 years ago

Ah, missed the "other" category. It would also be nice if there was a way to distinguish between photos of animals in the wild and animals in captivity - like "farmed" ostriches and zoo animals.

peter 7 years ago

Technically, molluscs would fit into the 'other' category. We'll make this more clear for the next version of the site.

lori.tas 7 years ago

This species of clam cannot completely close its shell when full grown.

4873, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.04, Long: 145.64

Spotted on Sep 5, 2010
Submitted on Oct 19, 2010

Spotted for mission


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