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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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46 Comments (1–25)

Dezi Bivings
Dezi Bivings 2 years ago

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

Daniel R Hughes
Daniel R Hughes 3 years ago

That is really cool

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 5 years ago

very colorful...and pretty to!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 5 years ago

Beautiful..

Kellyspubvista
Kellyspubvista 6 years ago

Wow that's a clam?

Gorgeous !

zapabio
zapabio 6 years ago

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

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 6 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 6 years ago

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

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

williefromwi
williefromwi 6 years ago

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

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

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

Ceci
Ceci 6 years ago

wow it is beautiful

Jeannette
Jeannette 6 years ago

Wow, what a colour it has :)

Wow, that is beautiful!

JoseLopez2
JoseLopez2 6 years ago

This is absolutely beautiful.

chebeague2
chebeague2 6 years ago

wow really cool!

smutnee80
smutnee80 7 years ago

WOW that is beautiful

SamanthaCraven
SamanthaCraven 7 years ago

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

Terri
Terri 7 years ago

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

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 7 years ago

i wish we had them in maine!

craigwilliams
craigwilliams 7 years ago

Astonishing!
Must learn to scuba dive.

darceyangel
darceyangel 7 years ago

Wow! What an amazing shot! I'm jealous

aldo
aldo 7 years ago

cool
I like the color

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

Dangermouse
Dangermouse 7 years ago

Absolutely stunning, and the colour is just amazing!

Johor, Malaysia

Lat: 2.79, Long: 104.17

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

Spotted for mission

Reference

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