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Small Giant Clam

Tridacna maxima (Röding 1798)

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Tridacna maxima (Small Giant Clam) is a species of mussels in the family cockle. This species is extinct. Dead Small Giant Clam form shallow marine sediments. Individuals could grow to 35 cm. They had sexual reproduction. They were sessile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/extinct
  • Definition: A taxon is Extinct when there is no reasonable doubt that the last individual has died. A \r\ntaxon is presumed Extinct when exhaustive surveys in known and/or expected habitat, \r\nat appropriate times (diurnal, seasonal, annual), throughout its historic range have failed \r\nto record an individual. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s \r\nlife cycle and life form.
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Small giant clam. View this species on GBIF