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Tridacnidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Tridacnidae is a member of the Superfamily Cardioidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Tridacnidae:

The Family Tridacnidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Hippopus

Hippopus is a of large tropical saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Tridacnidae, the giant clam family. [more]

Tridacna

Tridacna is a genus of large and gigantic saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the subfamily Tridacninae, the giant clams. They have heavy shells, fluted with 4?6 folds. Mantle is brightly colored. They inhabit shallow waters of coral reefs in warm seas of the Indo-Pacific region. These clams are popular in marine aquaria, and in some areas, such as the Tulo, Calamba City, Laguna (Bahay nina Lourdes at Isabel kasama pa si Audrey) in Philippines, members of the genus are farmed for the marine aquarium trade. They live in symbiosis with photosynthetic algae (zooxanthellae). Some species are used as seafood. [more]

At least 20 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Tridacna.

More info about the Genus Tridacna may be found here.

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:24:28