OBIS Indo-Pacific Molluscan Database

Data as of: 2006-05-17

ANSP OBIS Home | Another Search

Bivalvia Veneroida Tridacnidae 

Tridacna (Tridacna) gigas Linnaeus, 1758

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Chama gigas Linnaeus, 1758
   Tridacna gigas Lamarck, 1801
   Tridacne imbricata Link, 1807
   Camus gigantus Bournon, 1808
   Chama gigantea Perry, 1811
   Tridacna mutica Lamarck, 1819
   Tridacna lamarcki Hidalgo, 1903
   Dinodacna cookiana Iredale, 1937

Common Name

Giant Clam p.22      Lucas, J.S. 1988.  


  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaWestern Australia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaIndonesia
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificCaroline Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificMariana Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceaniaWestern PacificMarshall Islands
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesSulu Sea
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.322 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippinesPalawan
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.322 


depth: benthic [ the depth may be limited by the penetration of light strong enough to permit the growth of the algae contained in its tissues {Rosew1965x02} ]
feeding mode: photosymbiotic [ the major part of the animals' food is obtained from the zooxanthellae {Rosew1965x02} ]
habitat: coral reef 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.74 General reference
 Lucas, J.S. 1988. p.22 General reference
 Rosewater, J. 1965. p.369 General reference


                  Tridacnidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Tridacna Bruguière, 1797
                      Tridacna (Tridacna) Bruguière, 1797
                        Tridacna (Tridacna) gigas Linnaeus, 1758


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16967) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-08-25.