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Maxima clam

Tridacna maxima


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


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)


I photographed this purple colored clam in a tidal pool.

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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.

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আন্দামান ও নিকোবর দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, India

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

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