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Bivalvia Veneroida Tridacnidae 

Tridacna (Chametrachea) maxima Röding, 1798

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Chametrachea scapha auct
   Chametrachea scutrum auct
   Tridacna squamosa auct
   Tridachnes umbricata auct
   Tridachnes maxima Röding, 1798
   Tridachnes imbricata Röding, 1798
   Tridachnes noae Röding, 1798
   Tridacna gigas Lamarck, 1801
   Tridacne maxima Link, 1807
   Tridacne imbricata Link, 1807
   Tridacna mutica Lamarck, 1819
   Tridacna elongata Lamarck, 1819
   Tridacna cumingii Reeve, 1862
   Tridacna compressa Reeve, 1862
   Tridacna rudis Reeve, 1862
   Tridacna lanceolata Sowerby, 1884
   Tridacna lamarcki Hidalgo, 1903
   Tridacna reevei Hidalgo, 1903
   Tridacna acuticostata Sowerby, 1912
   Tridacna maxima fossor Hedley, 1921
   Tridacna troughtoni Iredale, 1927
   Tridacna corallicola Lamy, 1939

Common Name

Great Clam p.25      Lucas, J.S. 1988.  
Rugose Giant Clam p.25      Lucas, J.S. 1988.  
Elongate Giant Clam p.64, pl.65C      Wilson, B 2002.  
Burrowing Clam p.168, pl.488      Coleman, N. 1975.  
Elongate Myadora p.299, f.3      Allan, J. 1950.  


excluding Hawaii

  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 PacificEast Africa
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian Ocean
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia Throughout Region
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificOceania
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificRed Sea Throughout Region
     Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificCentral and East Indian OceanEastern Indian OceanIndia (E)
     Hylleberg, J. & Kilburn, R.N. 2002. p.64 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPhilippines
     Springsteen, F.J. & Leobrera, F.M. 1986. p.320 
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-Malaysia


habit: byssally attached [ Attached by byssus among coral {Lampr1992x60}. ]
habitat: coral reef [ Lives in shallow water on reefs, partially imbedded in coral {Rosew1965X02}. Offshore reefs {Lampr1992x60} ]
substrate: coral       Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 


 Lamprell, K. & Whitehead, T. 1992. p.74 General reference
 Lucas, J.S. 1988. p.25 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 General reference
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 Biology and ecology
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 Distribution
 Oliver, P.G. 1992. p.128 Anatomy
 Rosewater, J. 1965. p.384 General reference


                  Tridacnidae Lamarck, 1819
                    Tridacna Bruguière, 1797
                      Tridacna (Chametrachea) Mörch, 1853
                        Tridacna (Chametrachea) maxima Röding, 1798


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=16981) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by dsherman on 2004-04-13.