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Giant Clam

Tridacna maxima

Description:

The giant clam has a symbiotic relationship with phytoplankton called zooxanthellae which reside within it's tissues giving it it's magnificent colours.

Habitat:

Coral Reef

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47 Comments (1–25)

Dezi Bivings
Dezi Bivings 4 years ago

I that a real clam cause it dosen"t look like it its cool tho

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 4 years ago

That is really cool

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 7 years ago

very colorful...and pretty to!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful..

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 7 years ago

Wow that's a clam?

Gorgeous !

zapabio
zapabio 8 years ago

I want one of these to my aqua !!!!

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 8 years ago

Whoa! Thanks for telling me Karen! And Blogie - slowly lang! I spent a whole evening trying to add photos to the Mollusca mission - I have so many! Then SmartBro packed up - will add another bunch when whale shark drama dies down!

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Hey Sam! This would be a great addition to the Mollusca mission. ;)

http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1214...

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Congrats SamanthaCraven, that is one beautiful photo, one fantastic spotting.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congratulations Sam! Your amazing giant clam has been featured by Animal Planet!
http://blogs.discovery.com/animal-planet...

Ceci
Ceci 8 years ago

wow it is beautiful

Jeannette
Jeannette 8 years ago

Wow, what a colour it has :)

Wow, that is beautiful!

JoseLopez2
JoseLopez2 8 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful.

chebeague2
chebeague2 8 years ago

wow really cool!

smutnee80
smutnee80 8 years ago

WOW that is beautiful

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 8 years ago

This was actually just taken on a snorkel - but scuba would allow you to see the really huge ones!

Terri
Terri 8 years ago

Again, another reason I need to be scuba diving...wow!!

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 9 years ago

i wish we had them in maine!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 9 years ago

Astonishing!
Must learn to scuba dive.

darceyangel
darceyangel 9 years ago

Wow! What an amazing shot! I'm jealous

aldo
aldo 9 years ago

cool
I like the color

I didn't know that clams existed in such a multitude of colours. Excellent.

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 9 years ago

Absolutely stunning, and the colour is just amazing!

SamanthaCraven
Spotted by
SamanthaCraven

Tioman Island, Pahang, Malaysia

Spotted on Jul 14, 2009
Submitted on Mar 24, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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