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Tridacna squamosa (fluted giant clam)

Synonyms: Tridacna lamarcki

Wikipedia Abstract

Tridacna squamosa, known commonly as the fluted giant clam and scaly clam, 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 (16 in) across.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Ashmore Reef Commonwealth Marine Reserve 144062 Australia      

Predators

Gutturnium muricinum (knobbed triton)[1]
Monoplex aquatilis (cosmopolitan hairy triton)[1]
Monoplex macrodon (hairy triton)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]

Distribution

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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