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Fluted Giant Clam (Tridacna squamosa) in between corall, Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand

Fluted Giant Clam (Tridacna squamosa) in between corall, Mu Ko Lanta Marine National Park, Thailand

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Uploaded 12 Jan 2014 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2014 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Tridacna squamosa is one of a number of large clam species native to the shallow coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is distinguished by the large, leaf-like fluted edges on its shell called 'scutes' and a byssal opening that is small compared to those of other members of the Tridacnidae family. Normal coloration of the mantle ranges from browns and purples to greens and yellows arranged in elongated linear or spot-like patterns. Tridacna squamosa grows to 40 centimetres a ...
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