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Family Tridacnidae

INDO-PACIFIC

Tridacna spp.

Bora Bora, Society Islands

 

TRIDACNA CLAMS

Nestled within crevices on hard reef throughout the Indo-Pacific.  Mantle coloration variable, contributed by photosyntheic zooxanthellae.  Harvested for food and severely depleted in many areas.  Grown by clam farms to reduce pressure on wild stocks.  Several species.