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Giant Clam fossil

Tridacna gigas

Description:

Giant Clam fossil Wiki - the largest living bivalve mollusc. T. gigas is one of the most endangered clam species.

Habitat:

Spotted 5M in Mel-let Cave (Nalsoc Cave System). Newly discovered cave & named using the Ilocano word for Giant Clam. Elevation = 127 MASL, 1.4 KM from South China Sea in Brgy. Colayo, Bani, Pangasinan

Notes:

ID to species by Jess Vicente. Photo by Jerry Rendon.

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9 Comments

Blogie
Blogie 8 years ago

Nice! Now it's a lot clearer. Thanks!

Wow! Incredible spotting!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Grate spotting !
Grate fossil amazing size

Blogie: 2 photos added, one from the same spotting & one from an earlier spotting of the same fossil.

TY Blogie, I'll look in my files for a closer shot...

Blogie
Blogie 9 years ago

Nice photo, BalincaguinConservancy. It would be even nicer if there was a close-up shot of the clam. :)

Thanks for the info Atul!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

hi BalincaguinConservancy!
The chat options on this site are being worked upon for certain issues , so will be off for some time .

Posting an inquiry here because the chat options at the bottom of the page no longer show. How do I get the chat options back?

Pangasinan, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 24, 2010
Submitted on Feb 24, 2012

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