24 December 2012

Eleven giant clams

Photo by: © Dr David Wachenfeld/AUSCAPE from Arkive

Tridacna gigas are the huge, colorful clams usually found in reef areas. These Indo-west Pacific clams are the largest living bivalves and are known to reach lengths (shell length) of 137 cm and could weight up to 500 kg. They are one of the most vulnerable clam species, harvested for their meat and shell.

Inspired by: 12 Planktons of Christmas by Michele Collet

To learn more about giant clams or if you have other information you want to add about them, visit SeaLifeBase or become a collaborator and email us at sealifebase@fin.ph.

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