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Maxima clam

Tridacna maxima

Description:

This species of clam is found through the Indo-Pacific. They are sought after in the aquarium trade thanks to their brilliant, vivid colors.

Habitat:

Found living on the surface of reefs or sand, or partly embedded in coral,the small giant clam occupies well-lit areas, due to its symbiotic relationship with photosynthetic algae, which require sunlight for energy production. (via Wiki)

Notes:

I photographed this purple colored clam in a tidal pool.

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2 Comments

Radha
Radha 7 years ago

@Leuba -- thank you, it shone hard and strong, in the sun :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

What a beautiful specimen and in a tidal pool !!! Thanks for sharing this. I don't think I like the idea of collection for aquariums, though.

Radha
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Radha

আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, India

Spotted on Feb 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 2, 2013

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