The large size of Tridacna gigas results in the most substantial meat mass for consumption, and the species is easy to be harvested directly from the reef bed.
The highlight of this programme is the recent appearance of young Tridacna gigas near the area where the parent clams are placed.
Spawning induction, and larval and juvenile rearing of the giant clam, Tridacna gigas.
A histological study of reproduction in the giant clam Tridacna gigas in the north-central Great Barrier Reef.
Despite its size, however, Tridacna gigas
is not a man-eater that swallows humans whole, as many fictional accounts have attested.
Cultivation, spawning and growth of the giant clams Tridacna gigas, Tridacna derasa and Tridacna squamosa in Palau, Caroline Islands.
Village-based farming of the giant clam, Tridacna gigas (L.
1988) and the large Tridacna gigas (Griffiths & Klumpp 1996), the latter being the largest bivalve species on the planet.
1988) and Delgado and PerezCamacho (2007) have studied maturation stages inside the gonads of the giant clam Tridacna gigas and the clam Ruditapes philippinarum (Adams & Reeve, 1850), respectively.
The two extant genera of Tridacninae, Hippopus, and Tridacna, contain 12 recognized species (ter Poorten 2015a, 2015b): Hippopus hippopus (Linnaeus, 1758), Hippopus porcellanus (Rosewater, 1982), Tridacna crocea (Lamarck, 1819), Tridacna derasa (Roding, 1798), Tridacna gigas (Linnaeus, 1758), Tridacna maxima (Roding, 1798), Tridacna mbalavuana (Ladd, 1934), Tridacna ningaloo (Penny & Willan, 2014), Tridacna noae (Roding, 1798), Tridacna rosewateri (Sirenko & Scarlato, 1991), Tridacna squamosa (Lamarck, 1819), and Tridacna squamosina (Sturany, 1899).
Given the low numbers of Tridacna gigas, Tridacna squamosa, and Hippopus hippopus encountered during the survey, these species were categorized as "Other spp.
This study investigated the effects of reduced salinity on the heterotrophic capabilities of juvenile giant clams Tridacna gigas under hatchery conditions.
KEY WORDS: salinity, giant clam, Tridacna gigas, stress response, clearance rate, absorption efficiency
1999): Tridacna gigas
juveniles symbiotic with Symbiodinium from conspecific clams survived better than the juveniles with Symbiodinium from heterospecific clams, whereas Hippopus hippopus juveniles symbiotic with Symbiodinium from heterospecific clams survived better than the juveniles with Symbiodinium from conspecific clams.