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Giant Clam, Gigas Clam

Tridacna gigas

Description:

The mantle of the Giant Clam is usually golden brown, yellow or green. The mantle will have many iridescent blue or green spots on its surface, especially around the edges. Larger T. gigas may have so many of these spots that the whole mantle appears blue or purple. T. gigas also usually have numerous pale or clear spots, mostly located near the center of the mantle. These clear spots, referred to as "windows", may serve to focus or allow more light through according to The Reef Aquarium Volume One. T. gigas have a maximum length of 4 feet (1.5m). source : http://animal-world.com/Aquarium-Coral-R...

Habitat:

It is native to the Indo-Pacific region

Notes:

Dive and Trek house reef, Batangas, Philippines

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2 Comments

Eric Noora
Eric Noora 8 years ago

Thanks @CoralAvery

CoralAvery
CoralAvery 8 years ago

Beautiful...

Eric Noora
Spotted by
Eric Noora

Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 11, 2011
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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