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Tridacna sp.


clams about six inches across; evocative of "giant clam," but hardly big enough to merit that description; may be juveniles of Tridacna gigas, though apparently north of usual range


shallow water sub-tropical coral reef flat


spotted in water less than 40 feet deep off west coast of Okinawa; actually two separate spottings; date notional, but 1980 certain and June probable; location probable, but certainly between Bolo Point (Zanpa Misaki) and Naha; original media photoprints, probably taken with Nikonos III using close-up kit with flash; prints subsequently scanned and images saved as digital files

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

沖縄市 (Okinawa), Japan

Spotted on Jun 15, 1980
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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