giant clam

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a large clam inhabiting reefs in the southern Pacific and weighing up to 500 pounds

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Its smallest cousin, Tridacna crocea, commonly known as the burrowing giant clam or boring giant clam, is the least threatened, as it remains relatively abundant in the Indo-Pacific area despite ongoing fishing activities.
2014) recently resurrected the teardrop giant clam Tridacna noae (Roding 1798) from synonymy with Tridacna maxima (Roding 1798) on the basis of reproductive isolation in culture, genetic distance, and mantle morphology and ornamentation.
Since 2012, however, the rise of the giant clam handicraft industry has completely transformed this traditional fishing town in that most of the Tanmen fishermen have begun to collect giant clams and sea turtles for a living.
The Puerto Princesa City would likely earn another prestigious title and a record breaker for having the world's biggest natural giant pearl from a giant clam (34 kilograms) after being certified for its authenticity," wrote Amurao on (https://www.
GIANT clams destined for the dinner table have been reprieved and rehoused at a Tyneside aquarium.
Rather than being a lustrous, spherical, gem–quality pearl, it is a clam pearl – formed inside a giant clam, giving it a more porcelainlike appearance.
As a mark of respect to His Majesty's contributions to agriculture program development, the Thailand Department of Fisheries, under the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives (DOF/MOPAC), hosted the Giant Clam Release Ceremony at Hat Thai Mueang Beach, in the Thai Mueang District of Phang Nga Province.
The primary market for geoducks--farmed and wild stock, originating from Alaska and elsewhere--remains China, although the giant clam is available on menus throughout Asia.
Like a giant clam shell flipped open on the waterfront, the building is divided into two roughly horseshoe-shaped parts, connected by the hinge of a long, glazed galleria.
Traditionally, these free morsels are palate stimulants made with salmon, halibut, giant clam and other sashimi-type offerings.
and Silverstein (National Center for Cool and Coldwater Aquaculture) present 29 papers, based on presentations given at an August 2001 symposium of the American Fisheries Society, that describe techniques for culturing such species as abalone, bay scallop, giant clam, queen conch, shrimp, crawfish, sea urchin, turtle hatchlings, alligator, paddlefish, channel catfish, barramundi, snook, grouper, striped bass, sunfish and hybrids, walleye, lingcod, striped mullet, red drum, cobia, halibut, yellowtail jacks, tilapia, white sucker, and baitfish.
But when the sisters approached the westernmost cape of Samoa, they spotted a giant clam on the reef.
The midden also contained a diverse range of marine mollusc species from both rocky platform and sandy bottom environments, in addition to the ubiquitous baler (Melo amphora), chiton (Acanthopleura gemmata) and giant clam (Tridacna maxima).
Fecal discharge of zooxanthellae in the giant clam Tridacna derasa, with reference to their in situ growth rate.